Monday, August 6, 2012

Death By Chocolate Recipe...

Here is an old favorite in our family. My mom made this Death by Chocolate recipe for as long as I can remember...I've definitely carried on her tradition. It is the perfect treat to bring to any, picnic or just for dessert.

Death by Chocolate recipe

Death by Chocolate Recipe 

  • favorite boxed chocolate cake (eggs, oil and water according to the box)
  • large box chocolate pudding (plus milk according to box...I used instant)
  • large Cool Whip (this really stands up better in the layering process. I have used real whipped cream that I've made myself, but serve that on the side, don't layer with just disappears)
  • one bag of Heath bits. (You can find these in the baking section near the chocolate chips. You can also crush your favorite candy bar)

The four main ingredients can be in your pantry and freezer and always be on hand for that quick "put together" dessert.

You can also make the cake ahead of time and keep that in your will be even faster!!

I make 4 layers, so divide the cake according to how many layers you'll have.

( I don't usually assemble this on the floor of my sewing room, but that was the only bright light yesterday, when I made this!! Lol)

Break up the cake on the bottom of the serving dish.

Divide pudding into 4 sections too.

Spoon over crumbled cake.

Spread don't even have to be neat with is recipe!!

Next is Cool Whip.

Spread over pudding.

This gives it the trifle look...

Now your favorite crushed candy.


Now start the layering process again with the crumbled cake, pudding, Cool Whip and candy.

End with Cool Whip and decorate with the candy.

Where's the spoon?

Death by Chocolate recipe

The longer it sits, the better it gets!


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  1. Oh no, I'm sitting at work in this moment, I have nothing sweet in my room, and You show so yummy things, this is not fair ;)

  2. This looks awesome, although I would have to put sherry in the cake. Couldn't help myself. Yum!

  3. LOL! I just posted a similar recipe this morning using ice cream sandwiches! This looks amazing though and I just happen to have all of those ingredients! How convenient is that? I will make this for the cowboys next time we work cattle. Thank you! Yum!

  4. I make a similar dessert but mine has cherry filling on top of the brownies. So yummy.

  5. Yum! I love recipes like this... easy but heavenly. My gang will love it!! Thanks for sharing :) AJ@queenofmynest

  6. I'm off to get my spoon now - looks YUMMY!!!!

  7. I WAS going to start a diet today! Maybe I'll start tomorrow?

  8. I love making this and if it is for grown-ups only party. I have done both of the following to the brownies as they cool on the rack. Take a toothpick and poke holes in the brownies - I recommend wax paper underneath the rack just in case. One time I had Godiva Chocolate Liquer on hand and another time Kahlua. Pour either over the brownies just enough to moisten and add flavor - do not drench or you will have soggy browines. Both are wonderful and make it ever more sinful - not that it needs a lot of help.

  9. Yummy! I really love the presentation, looks delicious!

  10. I once made this 3 days in a row for a family gathering. Everyone wanted more. YUM-O

  11. I love this recipe too! Whenever I take it to a group gathering, it disappears really fast!

  12. This looks so good it MUST be a sin! I'm going to hell because I'm making this!

  13. My mom used to make this all time. She soaked the cake in Kahlua and used chocolate mousse instead of pudding. Yummy!

  14. How simply divine....just the way I like desserts....easy, but good!

  15. I would love to try this Karen, but my hips are far too big already due to our super cold winter. It sure looks yummy though!

  16. I tried this tonight using a sugar free cake mix, sugar free pudding and a lite coolwhip and it is AWESOME!!!! (With out too much of the guilt!)

  17. Looks yummy! I have found that Fresh whipped cream won't disappear in layers if you whip it with powdered sugar or cocoa powder & sugar (for chocolate whipped cream). It stabilizes it. I made up a recipe (Mocha Turtle Trifle) with it and the layers of fresh chocolate whipped cream were just fine for the 3 days it lasted. I just thought you might want to try it some time because I LOVE fresh whipped cream and can't help but share a good thing. :o)


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