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Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Trifle

Super simple, but show-stopping, this Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Trifle features layers of moist chocolate cake, chocolate whipped cream, chocolate chips, and pumpkin pudding! This Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Trifle is surprisingly and refreshingly light, so it makes for a fabulous Thanksgiving Day dessert!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Author Sarah


  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 oz. can pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 3.3 oz. boxes instant butterscotch pudding
  • 2 3.3 oz. boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 8 oz. containers whipped topping thawed
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, water, oil, and eggs. I prepared it according to package directions. Just buy a chocolate cake mix, and prepare it according to package directions for a 9x13. Cool completely. 
  • Break up the cake into small cubes and coarse crumbs, and divide into 4 equal portions.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, milk, and instant pudding mixes til smooth.
  • In a large bowl, fold cocoa powder into whipped topping until combined. 
  • To assemble the trifle, from bottom to top, it will be as follows: one portion cake crumbs, half the pudding mixture, one portion cake crumbs, 1 cup chocolate chips, half the whipped topping, one portion cake crumbs, remaining pudding, remaining cake crumbs, remaining 1 cup chocolate chips, remaining whipped topping. Got it?? :)
  • That's it! Store in refrigerator. Spoon into dishes to serve!