Indulge in Rich Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s take a trip to Ireland – the land of rolling green hills, Guinness beer, and of course Baileys Irish Cream. I am excited to share with you my latest creation – the Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle Recipe.

This trifle recipe brings together the smoothness of Irish cream liqueur with the rich flavors of chocolate trifle, creating an unmatched culinary experience that will transport you to the Emerald Isle with every bite.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have always been inspired by the flavors and traditions of Ireland. And with this recipe, I have succeeded in creating something truly special that will impress your family and guests at any gathering or holiday celebration.

So, let’s explore how the combination of instant chocolate pudding mix, milk, eggs, water, Irish cream and other ingredients can create a masterpiece dessert that you won’t ever forget. Get ready for an unforgettable treat that will make your sweet tooth sing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle
Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle

Are you tired of the same old desserts? Do you need something to spice up your taste buds? If so, then this Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle recipe is perfect for you!

This decadent dessert is the perfect combination of creamy Irish cream liqueur and rich chocolate pudding. The layers of moist devil’s food cake, silky smooth pudding, and fluffy whipped cream create a deliciously satisfying trifle that will please any sweet tooth.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. With just a few basic ingredients like instant chocolate pudding mix, milk, eggs, and Irish cream liqueur, you can create an impressive dessert that looks and tastes like it took hours to make.

What makes this recipe even better is its versatility- you can create different variations by substituting brownie or cheesecake pieces for the cake or even adding strawberries or mint chocolate for added flavor!

Not only is this recipe easy and versatile, but it’s also perfect for serving a large crowd. This gorgeous trifle can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to serve, making it an excellent choice for gatherings and special occasions.

So why settle for boring desserts when you can impress your guests with this delicious Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle? Try it out now and get ready for the compliments to roll in!

Ingredient List

 A symphony of chocolate and cream in every bite.
A symphony of chocolate and cream in every bite.

Here are all the ingredients 1-2-3 that you need to make this delicious Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle:

For the Devil’s Food Cake:

  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs

For the Chocolate Pudding:

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Irish Cream Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur

For Assembling the Trifle:

  • 2 cups Baileys Irish Cream or Kerrygold Irish Cream
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup refrigerated Irish creamer + an additional tablespoon or two to mix with cocoa powder for dusting.
  • Mint chocolate or other garnishes as desired.

Make sure to have all your ingredients ready before you start making the trifle. Any of these ingredients can be found at your local mart!

The Recipe How-To

 A dessert that’s sure to impress even the hardest-to-please guests.
A dessert that’s sure to impress even the hardest-to-please guests.

Now for the fun part, let’s get started on creating this decadent Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle.

Preparing the chocolate cake layer

First, we need to make the chocolate cake layer for the trifle. Begin by following the instructions on a package of devil’s food cake mix.

Once it’s cooled off, crumble the cake into small pieces and set it aside.

Making the chocolate pudding layer

While the cake is cooking, you can start making your chocolate pudding layer. Prepare 2 packages of instant chocolate pudding mix with 3 cups of whole milk and 2 cups of Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur in a large mixing bowl.

Then whip in 1 cup of heavy whipping cream with an electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks. Set aside.

Assembling the Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle layers

Now it’s time to put everything together! Grab your trifle bowl and start layering the crumbled devil’s food cake at the bottom, followed by a thick layer of prepared chocolate pudding mix, and then whipped cream on top.

Repeat this process until you reach near the top of your trifle bowl. To finish off, sprinkle cocoa powder lightly over the whipped cream or shave some dark chocolate. You can also add some mint chocolate or any topping flavor of your choice.

Letting it chill before serving

Now that you have your layers piled high in your trifle bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or even better overnight) so that all of the flavors meld together perfectly.

When you’re ready to serve your Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle, simply grab a spoon and dig in to that luscious dessert!

Substitutions and Variations

 A delightful combination of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and Irish cream.
A delightful combination of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and Irish cream.

When it comes to making trifles, the possibilities are endless. You can customize the recipe and experiment with a variety of substitutions and variations. Here are some ideas to get you started:

– Liquor: Instead of Irish Cream Liqueur, you can use other liqueurs such as Kahlua, Frangelico or Grand Marnier to give your trifle an extra kick.

– Cake: While devil’s food cake is a popular choice for chocolate trifles, you can use other types of cake mixes such as chocolate fudge, German chocolate or even yellow cake mix.

– Pudding: If you don’t have instant chocolate pudding mix on hand, you can substitute it with vanilla pudding mix or even white chocolate pudding mix. You can also try using Jell-O or custard mix for a different flavor.

– Toppings: If you want to switch up your toppings, try adding some fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries or blackberries. You can also sprinkle some crushed cookies or brownies on top for added texture.

– Non-alcoholic version: If you prefer a non-alcoholic trifle, simply omit the alcohol from the recipe and replace it with milk or cream.

Whatever substitutions or variations you choose, make sure that they complement the other ingredients and don’t overpower the overall flavor of the trifle. Don’t be afraid to get creative and put your own spin on this classic dessert!

Serving and Pairing

 Chocolate and Irish cream, the ultimate power couple.
Chocolate and Irish cream, the ultimate power couple.

Once you’ve assembled your heavenly Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle recipe, you’ll want to make sure it’s served in the perfect way. Because of its rich chocolate flavor and creamy Irish Creme liqueur, this dessert pairs well with a variety of beverages.

To accentuate the flavors of this trifle, I recommend pairing it with a warm cup of Irish coffee or even a cold glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream. For those who don’t indulge in alcohol, a cup of hot cocoa or a latte would be great alternatives. The dessert can also be paired with fresh berries or whipped cream for an extra fruity and suave taste.

The presentation is crucial when it comes to serving the Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle for your guests. You can use a clear trifle dish that allows the layers to show off or simple serving bowls.

You might want to dust the top with unsweetened cocoa powder and sprinkle some mint leaves over it, adding an elegant touch to the dessert’s presentation.

Remember, this is a dessert that should be savored slowly on your taste buds, so take your time and enjoy each bite as you partake in thoughtful conversation around the table.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Each layer is a world of deliciousness unto itself.
Each layer is a world of deliciousness unto itself.

Now that you have indulged in the heavenly Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle, let’s talk about making it ahead of time and storing it. This trifle is perfect for making in advance as it allows the layers to settle and the flavors to meld together, creating a more delicious dessert.

To make ahead, prepare the trifle according to the recipe but do not top with whipped cream. Cover with plastic wrap or a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. At serving time, add a layer of whipped cream on top and garnish as desired.

When it comes to storing leftovers, be sure to cover the trifle tightly with plastic wrap or a lid to prevent moisture from getting in. This dessert can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days, but it is best within the first day due to its delicate texture.

To reheat the trifle, microwave individual servings for 20-30 seconds or until slightly warmed through. You can also reheat the entire trifle by placing it in an oven at 350°F (177°C) for 10-15 minutes. However, we recommend reheating only when necessary and keeping most of the leftover chilled.

Remember that this dish tastes best when chilled, so factor this in your preparation time when planning your menu. Now that you know how to make it ahead of time and store it, you can enjoy this silky-smooth Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle long after it has been made.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect for sharing with your closest friends and family.
Perfect for sharing with your closest friends and family.

Making a trifle is not just about throwing all the ingredients together and hoping for the best. A trifle is a delicate dessert that requires precision and technique to achieve the perfect result. Here are some tips to make sure your Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle turns out just right:

1. Whip your cream correctly

Whipping your cream incorrectly can lead to a lumpy or runny consistency, which will affect the overall texture of your trifle. To achieve smooth and fluffy whipped cream, start with very cold heavy whipping cream and a cold mixing bowl. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, but be careful not to overbeat, as it can quickly turn into butter.

2. Let the flavors blend

Trifles are always better when they have had time for the flavors to meld together. It’s best to let your trifle chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours or overnight, so all the flavors have time to blend.

3. Use quality Irish Cream Liqueur

A good quality Irish Cream liqueur like Kerrygold or Bailey’s really makes a difference in this recipe. Using a cheaper brand can affect the flavor profile of your trifle, so investing in a quality brand is well worth it.

4. Don’t fold too much

When layering the ingredients of your trifle, gently fold the ingredients together just enough to create an even distribution without overmixing. Overfolding can result in soggy cake or runny pudding layers.

5. Top with chocolate shavings

The finishing touch for your Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle should be a garnish of chocolate shavings on top of the whipped cream layer. Use a vegetable peeler or grater to create thin shavings from a chocolate bar for an elegant and delicious decoration.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create a decadent and delicious Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle that everyone will love!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle Recipe is the perfect dessert for any occasion. The combination of chocolate and Irish cream results in a rich and indulgent flavor that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple instructions, this recipe is an excellent choice for both novice and experienced cooks.

Whether you’re hosting a party or craving a delicious dessert, this Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle is the ideal treat. Its creamy texture and heavenly taste make it stand out from other desserts. Plus, the recipe offers flexibility, allowing for substitutions and variations that will cater to your taste buds.

So, what are you waiting for? Take out your apron, grab your ingredients and try this delicious Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle Recipe today. I am confident that with the help of my tips, you will achieve perfect results that will impress any dessert lover.

Thank you for reading my recipe article. I hope that you have enjoyed it, learned something new, and are now excited to try it for yourself!

Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle

Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle Recipe

This is a yummy mint and chocolate dish.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Easy, For Large Groups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Calories 399.1kcal


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup non-dairy coffee creamer, Irish creme flavor
  • 3 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 (4 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups whipped topping
  • 12 spearmint decorative candies, crushed


  • Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes in cake about 2 inches apart. Slowly pour creamer over cake; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Cut cake into 1-1/2-in. cubes; place a third of the cubes in a 3-qt. glass bowl. Top with a third of the pudding, whipped topping and candies; repeat layers twice. Store in the refrigerator.


Serving: 160g | Calories: 399.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.6g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 21.7g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 63.6mg | Sodium: 611.7mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 25.6g

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