Looking for a chocolate Easter trifle recipe to make for an Easter dessert this spring? This delicious chocolate trifle is loaded with three types of chocolate and super simple to make!
This Easter trifle recipe is layered with a moist chocolate cake, decadent chocolate pudding, and fluffy Coolwhip, then sprinkled with Cadbury mini eggs for the perfect Easter twist.
Why you'll love this recipe
- EASY: Just like our easy chocolate delight recipe, this delicious Cadbury egg trifle is a super easy layered dessert recipe that’s made with just a few simple ingredients.
- QUICK: Since this recipe uses a boxed cake mix, it doesn’t take very long to make. Once the cake is baked and cooled, you just need to layer the trifle with the other ingredients. Its so quick!
- FESTIVE: This chocolate trifle with Cadbury mini eggs is a festive Easter dessert recipe that's perfect for sharing with your family over the Holiday!
- CHOCOLATE CAKE: For the chocolate cake layer you can use a plain store bought chocolate cake, a boxed cake mix, or make an easy chocolate cake yourself. For this recipe the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge boxed cake mix was used. If you choose to use a boxed cake mix, don’t forget that you will need the ingredients that are listed on the boxed cake mix package. These usually include eggs, vegetable oil, and water or milk.
- CHOCOLATE PUDDING: The chocolate pudding makes this trifle super moist and chocolatey. Use two 113 g package.
- COOLWHIP: Coolwhip makes this trifle recipe super fluffy and airy. Use 2 Litres worth (two tubs).
- CADBURY MINI EGGS: The mini eggs make this trifle very festive for Easter and are super addicting in this recipe. This Cadbury egg trifle recipe uses 3 packages that were worth 115 g each (1 package per layer), but you can use as many as you’d like! Feel free to crush the mini eggs up a bit or leave them whole.
- 9 x 13 CAKE PAN: For baking the chocolate cake.
- ELECTRIC OR HAND MIXER: For mixing the cake batter and make the pudding.
- MIXING BOWLS: Use medium sized mixing bowls to make the chocolate cake and pudding.
- TRIFLE DISH OR CLEAR GLASS BOWL: For the trifle.
- BAKING SPATULA AND/OR SPOON: For layering and spreading the ingredients in the trifle.
- MEASURING SPOONS AND CUPS: For measuring the ingredients.
- Bake the chocolate cake in a 9x13 cake baking dish following the instructions on the package.
- Once the cake is cooled, make the chocolate pudding in a medium sized mixing bowl following the instructions on the packages.
- Cut the cake into 2 inch squares.
- Layer the trifle starting with cake squares, chocolate pudding, coolwhip, then mini eggs. You will repeat this 2 more times so be sure to divide each ingredient evenly by 3.
- Use a large spoon to serve.
- Use milk in your cake batter. If you use boxed cake mix, often the package will give you the option to use milk or water. We suggest using milk so the cake is firmer and can soak up more of the pudding. Water is still a fine option but the cake will have a lighter texture.
- Top the trifle with Cadbury mini eggs the day of. After the first day the trifle is made, the mini eggs will start to lose their colour from the coolwhip because its wet and washes out the colour of the eggs, so its best to top the trifle with the mini eggs the day you’ll be serving it.
- Crush the Cadbury mini eggs. Another great alternative for this trifle recipe is to crush up the mini eggs instead of layering them whole. To do this you can put the eggs in a tightly zipped ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
Yes. Trifle should always be refrigerated. Cover with plastic wrap and store for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Trifle is not the best dessert to freeze. It will not defrost properly and the texture will be significantly different than the day you made it.
Trifle can be made the day before or night before, however this one is best to make the day of because this trifle recipe uses Cadbury mini eggs and they tend to lose their colour from the wet ingredients after day 1.
No! The trifle texture is delicious when you eat it the next day because all the ingredients have time to develop together overnight.