Easy Chocolate Trifle

So I made a yummy chocolate cake…which completely stuck to the bottom of the cake pan. So this is the post where I turned a great cake fail into an easy chocolate trifle (and bonus: it was a kid activity because they helped me with the layers!).

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Easy Chocolate Trifle
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Easy Chocolate Trifle Recipe. Great no-bake activity for kids.
Serves: 8
  • You will need:
  • Chocolate cake (from scratch or store bought – whatever is easier)
  • Whipping Cream
  • Cut strawberries (1 package will do)
  1. Wash and cut strawberries
  2. Make whipping cream and refrigerate (at least 20 minutes please)
  3. Take chocolate cake and crumble it (using fingers or fork)
  4. Using a clear bowl layer the 3 ingredients in this order:
  5. Crumbled cake, strawberries, whipped cream, crumbled cake, strawberries, whipped cream.
  6. Set aside a few cut strawberries to garnish on final layer of whipping cream.
  7. Sprinkle with melted chocolate as finishing touch if you like.
  8. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Serve straight from fridge.



  1. Trifle is always fabulous, and you just made it so easy. Great easy recipe.

  2. I am all about “easy”! and this tasted so great…

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    what a fantastic idea on how to ‘save’ the broken-up cake, make a trifle out of it, brilliant.

  4. I love how easy this is yet people would think it took forever to make!

  5. This looks amazing!

  6. seham merzib says:


  7. nice recovery lol I love imagination and cooking

  8. Mmmm this looks delicious! Great way to save a cake fail for sure!! Nice and easy to make too!

  9. This looks so good!! might make it for my sons bday

  10. This looks super delicious and easy to make. Definitely something the kids could get their little fingers in on the making. Thanks for sharing. I will share also :)

  11. This looks good and not only that fun to make

  12. welp. there goes the diet!

  13. Oh my word, that looks fabulous! Going to make this for dessert tonight! Thank you for the recipe. :)

  14. amy lovell says:

    what a grerat idea!! I just made a huge gluten free cake fail!! I am def gonna save it doin this!

  15. i love trifle.

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