(i forgot to take pics of the cake)...
i first bake one box of dark chocolate cake in two round cake pans. allow to cool, then crumble. (you can use any kind of cake you want... now that i think of it, i bet a fruit trifle with some sort of vanilla cake would be soooooooooo good. or a confetti cake! omg i need to make another one soon!)
prepare one large instant chocolate jello pudding packages. allow to cool in the fridge while the cake is cooling. (or if you forget like i often do, the instant pudding is ready in five minutes and doesnt really have to be chilled). and yes, it helps if you have pink mixing bowls and fun collapsable measuring cups!
by far the best part of the trifle.... you will really only use about 3 or 4 tablespoons but since you cant really buy that amount, you have a ton left over for fun drinks to accompany your dessert! (yes i know you can buy airplane bottles but really, why would you do that?)
yet another awesome addition to this lovely recipe, but this time you do use the whole bag. dont start counting calories now.
so you dont have to color the whipped topping, but i think its fun when things arent a normal food eating color. other than blueberries, what do we eat thats blue? see, fun!
here we have red, white, and blue! i had used the red food coloring for christmas cookie frosting though so luckily i had some red sprinkles which more or less did the trick.
start out by layering the bottom of a trifle dish with a third of the whipped topping. try to smooth out the top with a spatula. or dont, im probably not going to be there to try it out with you, although i guarantee no matter what you do, even if you mixed all the ingredients together and just stirred it around people would eat it. its chocolate and alcohol and whipped topping. seriously.
next add a layer of the crumbled up cake (i usually grab the center of the cake and discard the crusts (read: feed to the fiance)... but again, do what you will), then drizzle as much (or as little, but much is more fun) kahlua over the top of the cake