Easy Chocolate Ghost Trifles

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If you’re looking for an easy Halloween dessert, it doesn’t get much easier than these adorable ghost chocolate trifles! Made with a chocolate sheet cake, whipped cream and some cute little eyes, these can be assembled within minutes! They’re also great because they’re not overly sweet.

Halloween is all about the treats, so if you’re hosting a fun party, a ghost party, a Halloween carving night or just chilling out for a spooky Halloween movie night, these ghost trifles are a family-friendly dessert that everyone will love!

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When we made these cute mini trifles, my kiddos went crazy for them! It’s really such an adorable Halloween dessert and literally so simple to make. You can also make one large trifle for a show stopping dessert!

Ghost Halloween Trifles – An Easy Halloween Dessert

Supplies

9×13 Sheet Pan

Mini Trifle Dishes – We use these all the time! They’re so affordable too.

Sprinkle Eyes

Mixing Bowls

whipped cream and chocolate cake to make trifles

Ingredients

Chocolate Sheet Cake – We love our chocolate cake recipe!

Whipped Cream (like Cool Whip)

Sprinkle Eyes

Directions

Bake a chocolate sheet cake. We use our chocolate cake recipe. It’s the perfect texture, filled with chocolate flavor, not overly sweet, super moist and fluffy.

You can also use a boxed cake to make this an even easier Halloween dessert.

Once the cake has cooled, slice it into small squares.

Add a layer of chocolate cake on the bottom of a mini trifle.

making n easy Halloween dessert

Then, add whipped cream and another layer of cake.

Top the trifle off with a fluffy dollop of whipped cream, giving it a nice little fluffy tip at the top.

layered Halloween dessert with chocolate cake and whipped cream

Add two eyes for the ghostly top and that’s it!

ghost Trifle with sprinkle eyes

Tips for Making this Easy Halloween Dessert

  • Bake the cake the day before. Properly store it and assemble the trifles the day of the party.
  • Include kids when making the trifles, this is a fun family-friendly Halloween dessert.
  • A homemade cake or a boxed cake will work for this dessert.
  • You can also make a homemade whipped cream if you want.
  • Make this a large trifle which would also make a beautiful centerpiece on a dessert table.

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Halloween Dessert Platter

RIP Halloween Dirt Cups

Easy and Adorable Mummy Brownies

Mummy Halloween Cupcakes

mini ghost trifles

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easy Halloween desserts

Mini Ghost Trifles

If you’re looking for an easy Halloween dessert, it doesn’t get much easier than these adorable ghost chocolate trifles! Made with a chocolate sheet cake, whipped cream and some cute little eyes, these can assembled within minutes! They’re also great because they’re not overly sweet.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 Trifles
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 9×13 chocolate cake, sheet cake
  • 3 cups whipped cream , Cool Whip
  • 12 monster eye sprinkles

Instructions

  • Bake a chocolate sheet cake in a 9×13 pan. We use our chocolate cake recipe that we love! You can also use a boxed cake to make this an even easier Halloween dessert.
    Chocolate sheet cake for an easy Halloween dessert
  • Once the cake has cooled, slice it into small squares.
    sliced Halloween dessert
  • Add a layer of chocolate cake on the bottom of a mini trifle. 
    making n easy Halloween dessert
  • Then, add whipped cream and another layer of cake. 
    layered Halloween dessert with chocolate cake and whipped cream
  • Top the trifle off with a fluffy dollop of whipped cream.
  • Add two eyes for the ghostly top! 
    ghost Trifle with sprinkle eyes

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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