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Chocolate Cake Trifle

The quickest and tastiest chocolate layered dessert you can make, with ready made chocolate pound cakes the secret hero in this!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cake, dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 559kcal
Author: Farah Abumaizar


  • 1 ready made chocolate pound cake, like Sara Lee 10 oz or 300 g
  • 6 mars bars (or milky way) 51 g (1.8oz) each bar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 1 can nestle cream (or table cream, see post for info) anything between 6 oz (170g) to 8 oz (225g) is fine!
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • handful chopped chocolate topping of your choice, I used digestive nibbles, flake would be great, kit kat bites, whoppers, etc.


  • Slice the thawed pound cake (shouldn't take long to thaw at all on the kitchen counter) into 1/2inch thick slices, and place the slices in one layer of a pyrex serving dish. You can use anything from a 9x7 inch pan, to an 8x8 inch pan, a round pan, it will all be fine. Fill in any gaps in the cake layer with smaller cake slices.
  • Mix together the warm milk and cocoa powder, and spoon the chocolate milk over the cake slices evenly until each slice has been coated with a drizzle of milk. You may have some of the milk mixture left over.
  • Make the chocolate cream by melting the chocolate bars with the heavy cream, either in a double boiler or carefully in the microwave. Mix until smooth and combined, then add nestle table cream and mix until combined.
  • Pour chocolate cream evenly over the top of the cake slices, and decorate with chopped up chocolate of choice. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight- this is even better the next day!


Recipe heavily adapted from a recipe in Narise's cookbook.
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Calories: 559kcal