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Chocolate Gingerbread Trifle

09:45:00 20 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each
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20 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each

Turn a boxed cake mix into a showstopper of a dessert with our Chocolate Gingerbread Trifle recipe. Made with layers of fresh-baked gingerbread, chocolate pudding and whipped topping, this festive trifle is easy and delicious.

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  • Microwave 2 cups milk and 4 oz. chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM 4 min.; whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is well blended. Add remaining milk and dry pudding mixes; stir 2 min. Refrigerate 3 hours or until chilled. Meanwhile, prepare cake batter and bake in 9-inch square pan as directed on package for gingerbread cake; cool completely.
  • Cut cake into cubes; place half in 3-L bowl. Cover with layers of half each of the pudding mixture and Cool Whip. Repeat layers of cake and pudding mixture. Drop remaining Cool Whip in dollops over dessert. Refrigerate 6 hours.
  • Meanwhile, make chocolate curls from remaining chocolate square. Add to top of dessert with ginger just before serving.

Double Chocolate Trifle

Omit ginger. Substitute 1 cooled 9-inch chocolate cake layer for the gingerbread cake.

Make Ahead

Trifle can be prepared ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving.

How to Shave Chocolate

Use vegetable peeler to shave chocolate into curls. Or, use coarse side of box grater to grate the chocolate.


  • 20 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each
Calories 230
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 260mg
Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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