My sister requested some sort of chocolate trifle instead of cake for her birthday, so I just layered a few things and it was delish. The thing I love about trifle is that you don't really need a recipe to make something good! But here's what I layered...
Chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, cool whip. Repeat.
To top it off, I put Heath bar pieces on top, which added a nice crunchiness. You can use anything though and it would be yummy (raspberries, butterfinger, twix, oreos, mint oreos, sprinkles, shredded chocolate, etc.).
Other variations could include a layer of vanilla pudding and a layer of chocolate, a layer of carmel or butterscotch sauce in the middle, raspberry jam, brownies instead of cake.... the possibilities are endless! Enjoy!!