Showstopper chocolate brownie and salted caramel trifle

Layers of chocolate and caramel mousse, caramel sauce and chocolate ganache topped with decadent brownie pieces ensure there are no leftovers!

Less than 1 hour

Serves 8-10


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Brandy snap discs:

  • ⅓ cup (50g) butter
  • ½ cup (125ml) light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) golden syrup or honey 
  • ½ cup (125ml) cake flour
  • Pinch of ground ginger 
  • 2 boxes (550g each) chocolate brownie premix
  • 2 handfuls fresh berries
  • 1 batch brandy snap discs 
  • Spun sugar to top (click here for steps)



  • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water
  • 6 Tbsp (90ml) butter
  • ½ cup (125ml) cream
  • Sea salt flakes, to taste



  • 2 cups (450g) full fat cream cheese (medium fat works too)
  • 2 cups (500ml) cream, whipped



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. For the brandy snap discs, combine butter, sugar and golden syrup or honey if using in a saucepan.
  3. Heat for 5-6 minutes until sugar dissolves.
  4. Cool for 5 minutes and stir in flour and ground ginger until smooth. 
  5. Thinly spread mixture on a lined baking tray (allow room for expansion) and bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and use a cookie cutter to cut out discs (work quickly before they set).
  7. Cool completely and store in an airtight container until needed.
  8. Bake brownies according to packet instructions.
  9. Cool completely and cut into squares.
  10. For the carmel combine sugar and water and heat gently until sugar dissolves completely.
  11. Boil, without stirring, until large bubbles appear and the colour changes to amber – this can take 10-15 minutes but it changes suddenly, so watch it closely!
  12. Add butter and whisk vigorously.
  13. Remove from heat, add cream and whisk until smooth before adding salt flakes and cool completely.
  14. For the mousse whisk cream cheese and 1 cup cooled caramel together until smooth.
  15. Fold in whipped cream.
  16. Place a layer of brownies in a large glass bowl. 
  17. Top with caramel mousse, then berries.
  18. Repeat for a second or even third layer and top with brandy snaps for crunch.
  19. Drizzle with leftover caramel and top with spun sugar.


Find our ”cheat’s trifle” here.


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