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Salted Caramel & Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe

4.49 from 174 votes
My Salted Caramel & Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe has loads of everything you want in a dessert!
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Hi Bold Bakers!

My Salted Caramel, Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe is one of my first episodes of Bigger Bolder Baking and still a favorite. It’s an over-the-top recipe I hope you’ll love with layers of homemade salted caramel sauce, fudge brownies, caramel mousse, whipped cream & a rich chocolate sauce.

I like to make mine in a giant glass trifle dish but you can make it as BIG & BOLD as you’d like. Enjoy!

My Salted Caramel & Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe


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Salted Caramel & Brownie Trifle Recipe

4.49 from 174 votes
My Salted Caramel & Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe has loads of everything you want in a dessert!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
My Salted Caramel & Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe has loads of everything you want in a dessert!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12



  • 4 Tbsp cold and unsalted butter
  • 10 oz Good quality chocolate (72% cocoa solids)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 Whole Eggs , beaten lightly
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups A.p flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 recipe for Salted caramel sauce
  • 1 cup Salted Caramel Sauce (above recipe)
  • 2 Tblsp granulated sugar
  • 2 packs (1 lb) Cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 cups heavy cream , cold


  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (I like 72 percent cacao)
  • 1 cup heavy cream



  • To make the Brownies: Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC). Grease and line a 13x9 inch baking pan
  • Combine the butter, chocolate and sugar in medium saucepan; stir over medium heat until smooth. Set aside and allow to cool down.
  • Stir in the eggs, vanilla, flour and salt
  • Pour Brownie mix into the prepared tin and bake for 25 minutes. Take care not to over bake or they can be dry, and not fudgy
  • When baked, set aside to go cold until needed. (You can make the brownie 2 days in advance, and it also freeze really well)


  • For the Salted Caramel Mousse: Transfer cream cheese into Kitchen mixer. Beat at medium-high speed until smooth and no lumps, about 4 minutes.
  • Add in the reserved salted caramel sauce and sugar. Continue to beat on high until fluffy, another 3 minutes., the more air the better your mousse will be.
  • Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Divide the cream in half, half for the mousse and other half for cream layers.
  • Fold ½ whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Place in fridge until needed. Taste a spoonful so you know what you have to look forward to.
  • Place the other bowl of cream in the fridge until assembly of the trifle.


  • For the Chocolate Sauce: Heat the cream over low heat until almost to a simmer. Pour over the chopped chocolate and whisk until smooth. Set aside.


  • Assembling the Trifle: In a large trifle dish (or a big glass bowl) crumble in your fudge brownie. Leave some bits chunky so you have nice chewy texture to match the soft mousse and cream.
  • Next, spoon over the Salted Caramel sauce to moisten the brownie.
  • Scoop in a large spoonful of the Salted Caramel Mousse and move it around to reach the edges
  • Drizzle the rich Chocolate Sauce over the Salted Caramel Mousse layer
  • Lastly spoon on the whipped cream layer all the way to the edges.
  • Repeat the layers again from the start: Crumbled Brownie, Caramel Sauce, Caramel Mousse, Chocolate sauce, Whipped Cream.
  • To finish I crumble some brownie crumbs and drizzle over the gorgeous sauces.
  • Dig deep down to enjoy all your lovely layers together. Mix it up and try your own twist on layers using your favorite flavors.

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2 years ago

I invested in a much needed large trifle dish. I bought mine on sale it’s called “Alex Piddy pave footed trifle dish” 20 x 21cm. It’s the exact same one Gemma has in the video, but you can get it from Amazon for £19.99ish. Just type in large trifle dish. Sorry I’m going on but I looked for this for agggggesss because I needed one for big family gatherings so there’s a tip! ****** I usually make homemade brownies but I had to make another dessert and tbh I just wasn’t well organised! So I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie… Read more »

1 year ago

Wow! This recipe was incredibly awesome! I love the sweet and the saltiness..the whole entire thing marrying together was like a dance happening in my mouth. It was magical. I didn’t add the chocolate sauce though, Just the salted caramel sauce. I added crushed Oreo between the layers. I also added crushed skor chocolate bar since I love them. It gave a little crunch to the trifle.. loved it! I used this as a birthday “cake”! They all were in awes looking at how pretty it was. It was another hit of your recipe Gemma! They all got into it… Read more »

1 year ago

This is a great recipe! I made it several times with small variations such as walnuts, peanuts, pralines finelly crushed etc always a success.

5 months ago

Is there a difference between the kind of chocolate you put in the brownies and the kind you use in the sauce?

Tara N
8 months ago

Decadent combination of flavors! A must try dessert that presents beautifully

10 months ago

Can I use store bought carmel sauce instead of making the carmel sauce?

10 months ago

Hi Gemma,
Can I use your best ever brownie recipe here, or does this recipe need a little more? Same ques about the caramel sauce, is one recipe enough?
& can I make all the components 1-2 days ahead of time and assemble when I need it?

Thanks as always.

1 year ago

Hi Gemma, I’m going to make this trifle for our house warming party on Saturday. Would it be okay, if I assemble the trifle on Thursday or Friday? Or Do I need to wait until last minute ?

Last edited 1 year ago by Masha
Melissa LeBlanc
Melissa LeBlanc
1 year ago

This recipe is very confusing!

Melissa LeBlanc
Melissa LeBlanc
1 year ago

This recipe is very confusing!!

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