Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Death By Chocolate

I have always known that my eating habits are very much affected by my mood. And because of this I have self diagnosed myself as an emotional eater. I get sad, I eat. I get happy, I eat. I get nervous, I eat. Well this really might just mean that I like to eat. Most recently I have been wanting chocolate. I love chocolate! And any recipe that claims to kill me with chocolate has to be tried...and eaten. I found this recipe on All Recipes. I changed the original recipe to fit my own taste preferences. I replaced the german chocolate cake for a butter recipe chocolate cake. I also opted to use extra creamy whipped topping and instant coffee. You  could easily make this a minty death by chocolate by substituting toffee for Andes mints or replace the coffee for caramel. Overall this is awesome and I will make it again for sure! It made my tummy happy and I am sure it will make yours happy too!

Death By Chocolate

1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 2/3 cups milk
3/4 cup strong brewed coffee ( I used instant coffee)
1 (12 ounce) container creamy whipped topping, thawed
6 (1.4 ounce) bars chocolate covered toffee bars (Heath), frozen and crushed

In any size cake pan, bake cake according to package directions. Cool and crumble. Make pudding, according to package directions, with milk.
In a large trifle or other glass serving bowl, place half of the crumbled cake. Pour half of the coffee over the cake, and spread half of the pudding over that. Top with half of the whipped topping, sprinkled with half the crumbled candy bars. Repeat layers in the same order. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!!


  1. You're killing me, Sister-in-law. I wish we lived closer!

  2. Me too! Between my crazy ideas/experiments and Alisha's awesome decorating skills/baking, lots of fun and full bellys would occur! :)