I don’t think it’s a secret that I have a love for chocolate, after all I named my blog after it. This Death By Chocolate recipe is a go to dessert when I am feeling stumped as to what to bring to a party or gathering. It is easy to make and can be made the day before, making less stress and less rushing the day of. As a working mom of two my time to bake can be limited. I love that this recipe can be made in parts and put together the night before or day of. When I made this recipe for Thanksgiving I involved my son in the baking process, helping keep him occupied and teaching him to bake.
Whenever I make Death By Chocolate I get the eyebrow raising, mouth drooling look as I enter the room. I hear “ohhhh”, “yumm”, or “look at that!” It is a crowd pleaser that you’ll want to add to your recipe box for sure.
Death By Chocolate Recipe
Mix chocolate cake mix in a large mixing bowl and bake as directed on the box. Note that you will need extra ingredients for the cake mix such as eggs, water, and vegetable oil. I recommend using a backing dish that will be the shape of your container. For example, I use a round glass container to hold my Death By Chocolate and prefer to use two round baking dishes.
Mix pudding as directed on the box. Note that this requires milk as an extra ingredient and will need time to be refrigerated to become a solid.
After your cake has cooled put 1 whole layer in your container or dish, or break into large pieces to fit into the container,
Next put half of the chocolate pudding on top of the cake.
Then put half of the thawed cool whip on top of the pudding.
Sprinkle crushed oreos, heath bar bits, or your favorite chocolate cookie/candy on top.
Repeat steps 3-6, creating your second layer of cake, pudding, and cook whip. Top it off with your cookie or candy topping.
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