Hot Chocolate Trifle

Words cannot describe how delicious this dessert is.

Happy Weekend!!

I know we’re all at home but with juggling home schooling, working from home and getting a million requests for snacks from kids I’m just so exhausted!

Since I have to include chocolate in some form in my desserts I created this Hot Chocolate Trifle, made with the most easiest chocolate cake EVER! I turned boring boxed custard into chocolate custard, layered them all with my favourite berries, raspberry jelly and sweetened whipped cream.

I just remembered the last time I made a trifle, I was heavily pregnant and over baked a cake because I somehow nodded off, decided to turn it into a trifle with the intentions of saving it. It was the best trifle ever, so good that my husband woke me up at 4am just to ask if it was ok for him dig in ūü§£ūüėÖ.

Hope you enjoy this delicious treat which was so easy to put together, if you’re celebrating Eid and still haven’t decided on what to whip up, this would be perfect!

Hot Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate cake
2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups cake flour, sifted

3/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk, room temperature

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 cup boiling water

Chocolate custard:

120g melted milk chocolate

1L Ultra Mel custard


2 cups fresh cream, whipped with 2 tablespoons of sifted icing sugar

1 pack of raspberry jelly, prepare according to box instructions

Fresh berries or canned fruit

Chocolate shavings


Chocolate Cake:

1. Prepare your baking tray with baking paper or baking spray and set aside. Pre-heat oven to 180¬įC.

2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. Whisk all the wet ingredients before folding it into the dry. Gently mix in boiling water. You should have a runny batter.

4. Pour into prepared baking tray and bake for 40 minutes. If you’re making layers using a round baking tin adjust the time to 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.


Start layering with the chocolate cake, I sliced mine into cubes, then the chocolate custard, raspberry jelly, fresh or canned fruit, whipped cream repeat steps and finish of with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Don’t forget to pin this recipe!

Published by Landi Govender

Hello & Welcome! My name is Landi and I am a recipe developer who loves creating mouth-watering meals. During the week you’ll find me cooking up a storm, but on the weekends my favourite thing to do is spending time with my family. I’m so excited to connect with you and would love to learn something new about YOU!

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