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Caramel Chocolate Trifle and the Game

The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, making Bill very happy!  He has always been a die-hard Packer fan even though he was raised here in northern Illinois.  

Bill asked me yesterday if I knew what the “G” stands for in the Packer logo.  I bet you are like me and assumed Green Bay.  It makes perfect sense, right?  Wrong!  The funny video below is New York Giant Tiki Barber quizzing the Green Bay Packer players.   I don’t feel so bad now that I know most of them don’t even know what it stands for.  They definitely know more about football and lived up to the "G" last night!  Here’s what the “G” stands for:

Our "hostess with the mostest" of the Super Bowl party we attended asked me to bring a dessert.  I knew Carla really meant a CHOCOLATE dessert.  From above, this trifle looks like chopped bits of candy but, a look at the side view shows all of its delicious layers!

This trifle is stacked with devil’s food cake chunks, chocolate pudding, a whipped topping and caramel ice cream topping with plenty of English toffee bits scattered on top.  It’s multiple layers of color, textures and flavors.  One of the great things about it is that you can make it ahead of time to allow it to soak up the flavors. 

Believe me ~ there will not be a crumb left when you serve this sinfully rich trifle!

Caramel Chocolate Trifle


1 package (9-ounces) devil’s food cake mix (I used Jiffy)
2 packages (3.9-ounces each instant chocolate pudding mix (I used devil’s food)
1 carton (12-ounces) Cool Whip or other frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 jar (12¼-ounces) caramel ice cream topping 
1 package (8-ounces) English toffee bits


Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for an 8-inch square baking pan.
Cool on a wire rack.
Prepare pudding according to package directions.
Cut cake into 1½-inch cubes.
Place half of the cubes in a 3-quart trifle bowl or large glass serving bowl.
Lightly press cake down to fill in gaps.
Top with half of the cool whip, pudding, caramel topping and toffee bits.
Repeat layers.
Cover and refrigerate until serving time.  I refrigerate it overnight.
16 servings


Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes and cookbook giveaway!


  1. I'm drooling here, and it ain't pretty!!!
    Just wondering how many WW points a bowl of this would be...
    and realizing...
    who cares????

  2. I love this dessert! I have never used the toffee bits in it before, but I will from now on!

  3. Madre mía, que plato tan tentador. Esto es un lujo.


  4. I'm glad he's happy they won! What a good game! This trifle is beautiful - I LOVE the photo and the ingredients! I have a trifle bowl in my kitchen filled with onions...yours looks WAY Better! :)

  5. Yum! That looks so good!

    What a great game yesterday! Glad your hubby's team did so well. :) We were cheering on GB - watched Raji play at Boston College and were happy to see his team win!

  6. This trifle is one of my family's all time favorites but your addition of the caramel sauce sounds even more decadent.

  7. This trifle is so beautiful! And congrats to your hubby's team! :o)

  8. Totally in love with ur space & now ur latest follower...All the dishes u cooked look like the gourmet dishes yet retain that flavor of food cooked at home with love..;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Any trifle is a good thing! And, "Greatness"? Huh. Who knew?

    Here's some trivia in exchange. Do you know who designed the Boston Celtics leprechaun logo? It was Red Auerbach's brother, Zang. God's honest truth. Stump someone with that one!

  10. Are you willing to share? Wow, this is an incredible indulgence. Glad your hubby's team won. It was a good game and I am not even a football fan!

  11. Oh my goodness, this looks very delicious, I had to scroll away quickly as i am trying to lose weight, but it does look amazing, mmmmmmm

  12. I always thought it was for Green Bay, but I sure would have thought it would have been used as a motivation tool for the players and they'd know

  13. that is such a gorgeous trifle, it looks delicious!

  14. Looks like a fun recipe to try!

  15. That looks like a winner, winner chicken dinner dessert.

  16. This dessert looks fantastic!

  17. Trifles are stunning, and this is no exception! Congrats on the big win!!

  18. A bunch of us New England girls were rooting for the Packer's also . . . since our beloved Patriots didn't make it . . . we won't go down that path! The dessert looks fantastic! Have a great week!


  19. I came to know that many blogger supported the same team as well. Everyone are thrilled when their fav team won in the game. Congrats! Guess, this trifle is perfect for the celebration. Slurp! Have fun, Pam.
    Cheers, Kristy

  20. Oh wow, your trifle looks delicious! It's a huge distraction tp the game!'s really beautiful.

  21. OMG...that looks delish. Great job!!!

  22. Great great dessert Pam! it looks so yammy!!

  23. Look delicious and amazing Pam! gloria

  24. Looks really yummy! This would be so good in our hot weather right now!

  25. Just like most of the players, I didn't know the G stood for Greatness either! Great clip and thank you! Had the Bears made it, I would have been cheering for them over the Steelers too!

    Your trifle looks delicious - what a great recipe for a party!

  26. Oh Pam...this chocolate trifle looks delicious, if only I could dig my spoon in it...

  27. Hi Pam! I would have asked you to bring dessert too :-) This looks sinfully delicious. Thanks for always making me smile with your words, photos and recipes. I hope that your Wednesday is full of joy!

  28. This is just sinful, Pam! Wow, I bet you were the hit of the super bowl party!


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