Spring is almost here which means that Easter will be here before we know it. Any holiday is a great excuse to whip up a tasty dessert to share with friends and family. This is especially true for Easter. As we gather together to celebrate Easter there is bound to be plenty of food to share. If you are getting together with family or friends and need to bring a dish or just celebrating at home, today I want to share with you an Easter dessert recipe using ingredients that can be found at Walmart that will not only make for a adorable edible centerpiece at your family gathering but it with also satisfy your chocolate cravings.
Rich chocolatey cake trifle with decadent layers of chocolate pudding and crushed oreos. Top this trifle with Easter themed edible decorations like a marshmallow bunny and milk chocolate candy coated eggs and you have a dessert everyone will be talking about.
- 1 3 count box of Bunny Peeps or any other bunny shaped candy
- Hershey's Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs
- 1 box of Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix: Chocolate Fudge
- 1 Family Size Oreos crushed
- 1 Family Size Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix
- 1 8 oz tub of Whipped Topping
- water, oil, and eggs to make cake according to package directions
- milk for pudding
First mix and bake cake in a 13x9 inch baking dish according to package instructions. Set aside and allow to cool completely before assembling your trifle.
After the cake has completely cooled, divide the cake into 3 equal sections.
Slice each section into small 1 inch cubes and set aside. In a mixing bowl, mix together the chocolate pudding with 1 1/2 cups milk (which is half of the milk that the box requires).
Then fold in the whipped topping with a rubber spatula until it is combined with the pudding mixture. Set aside. Divide the crushed Oreos into 3 equal portions.
To assemble the trifle, begin layer each ingredient (the cake, pudding, and crushed Oreos) into a trifle dish making sure to end the layers with crushed Oreos on the top to resemble "dirt".
Next, take a wooden cooking skewer and slide the peep bunny onto one end of it. Place the bunny into the center of the dirt cake.
Finish the trifle by adding Hershey's Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs around the top of the dirt cake.
I think this cake is just as adorable as it is delicious. Since this trifle is simple to make, I think it would be a great family activity to get the children involved in. They could help with the layering of the ingredients into the trifle dish or adding those finishing touches of the Easter Eggs and Bunny to the top of the dirt cake.