Tuesday, February 12, 2013

3 For the Love of Chocolate

I make a fantastic dessert I call Death by Chocolate! It is a chocolate lover"s dream!

However when I hosted a Valentine's Day Brunch I wanted to change things up a little. You can read about the brunch here. So I created a Valentine's Day version...

For the Love of Chocolate



1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix
8 oz Cool Whip
Reeses peanut butter cups - 2- 8 packs
Chocolate instant pudding mix (large) 
Valentine M & M s (pink, red, white)

Red Velvet Cake

Prepare Red Velvet cake in a 13 x 9 pan according to box directions
1 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs


Chocolate Pudding


Prepare pudding according to package directions. Refrigerate to set.

Reeses Cups


Unwrap and freeze in a zip lock bag.  After hardened, chop coarsely. I use a tenderizing mallet. 

Valentine M & M s


Chop these to use as a colorful topping.


After the cake is done I let it rest for 10 minutes.  I poke holes in it with the end of a wooden spoon then drizzle Kahlua into the holes. (This step is optional)

In the bottom of a truffle dish(I bought mine at Target)
  • Crumble about 1/3 of the Red Velvet cake (spread evenly)
  • top with 1/2 of the chocolate pudding (spread to the sides of dish with rubber spatula)
  • Top with 1/2 Cool Whip (spread evenly)
  • Top with chopped Reeses cups
  • Crumble 1/3 of the Red Velvet cake
  • top with the rest of the chocolate pudding (spread to the sides of dish with rubber spatula)
  • Top with 1/2 Cool Whip (spread evenly)
  • Top with chopped M & M s 

Chill in the refrigerator until serving!

Share the Love!

Serve this to your Valentine! They are sure to LOVE you even more...if that's possible!

Leave me a comment if you make this...or have a version I should try!!

Happy Valentine's Day
Thanks for reading!

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  1. So yummy!

    Would love for you to link it and your other cake recipes up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great posts from your archive - there is a focus this week on big cakes - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

  2. This trifle is too sweet! I love the red velvet, chocolate, and PB cup combination!

    1. I enjoyed the red velvet more than the devils food I usually use. Try it! You'll be delighted!!


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