Boozy brownie trifle

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(10 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins - 30 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins


Serves 10 - 12

A naughty chocolate version of a traditional trifle, and so easy to make.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal538
  • fat39g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 500ml pot ready-made chilled custard (look for one with real vanilla)
  • 100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 400g shop-bought chocolate brownies
  • 3 tbsp coffee
  • 100ml Irish cream liqueur, plus 1 tbsp extra for soaking the brownies
  • 121g bag Maltesers
  • 500ml double cream
  • 25g icing sugar


  1. Put the custard and chocolate in a saucepan. Gently heat, stirring, until the chocolate has completely melted into the custard. Cover the surface with cling film to stop the custard forming a skin, then cool.

  2. Sit the brownies in a trifle bowl and mix together the coffee with the 1 tbsp Irish cream liqueur. Drizzle all over the brownies. Use a rolling pin or saucepan to gently bash the bag of Maltesers a few times to crush a little, then sprinkle about three-quarters over the brownies. Spoon the cooled chocolate custard all over the top, then cover and chill.

  3. Make the final layer by combining the cream and 100ml Irish cream liqueur in a bowl. Sift over the icing sugar, then whip until soft peaks form. Cover and chill until you’re ready to serve.

  4. To serve, give the cream a quick mix, then spoon on top of the chocolate custard. Scatter over the last few crushed Maltesers to decorate.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
1st Jul, 2018
This is a pure winner, you cant go wrong, it's quick and tastes fantastic!
Mrs Bevlar
26th Feb, 2017
I have already commented on how good this pudding is (see below). I made it again yesterday using Tia Maria rather than Baileys and in my opinion, it was so much nicer. I just sloshed it in :) I also left out the alcohol from the cream and I think the whole thing is now perfect!
Mrs Bevlar
4th Jan, 2017
A really lovely recipe and so easy to make. I used Baileys this time, but I think the next time I make it, I will use Tia Maria and not add the liqueur to the cream. You could also use shop bought or home made chocolate cake in this recipe rather than the brownies and I think it will still be delicious! It was enjoyed by my family at New Year and I suspect it will be a recipe I will be asked to make again and again! :)
28th Dec, 2016
Just made this, haven't tasted yet so will update later. Made with Kahula as has no baileys when I went to the cupboard! Also left the maltesers out as didn't fancy them in this. I also made my own brownie as I was making some a few days ago anyway, so made a double batch, I used the best ever recipe on here. I used 3tbsp of strong already made coffee, I think this is what would be best, anyother way would be too strong. Again I will update. It looks so impressive, can't wait to present it to my friends.
18th Dec, 2016
Does the recipe means tablespoons of instant coffee granules, or made up liquid coffee?
5th Jan, 2017
Made up coffee as it has to soak into the brownies
24th Dec, 2016
Did you find an answer? I'm making it for xmas day and it doesn't make it clear.
14th Mar, 2016
Have made this twice now and it is a firm favourite with everyone that has tried it. Made my own gluten free brownies and put it together,all except adding the cream,the day before. We prefer it without the maltesers. Fabulous dessert and so easy.
18th Dec, 2016
hi did you use 3tablespoons of coffee granules, or made up coffee? Thanks
4th Jan, 2016
I made this for Christmas Day as an alternative to the traditional pudding. It went down really well and was so easy to put together. I put my own twist on it by making my own brownies and soaking them in Amaretto rather than Baileys as it's not my favourite. If I make it again, which I'm sure I will, I would make sure the brownies were really well soaked by increasing the coffee.


tweetie pie
11th Apr, 2017
Please can you tell me how far in advance this can be made? Can I make it the day before, or is it best if it's made on the day? Thank you!
goodfoodteam's picture
13th Apr, 2017
Thank you for your question. You can make this a day ahead. Leave the assembly in step 4 until you're ready to serve for best results.
18th Dec, 2016
Yes I'm confused with the amount of coffee as well, does anyone know?
goodfoodteam's picture
20th Dec, 2016
Hi there, apologies for the confusion. It's 3 tbsp of brewed coffee not granules.
16th Nov, 2016
Hi, does anyone know is it 3 tablespoon of espresso or of coffee granules/powder? Thanks in advance! Can't wait to make it... sounds yum!
goodfoodteam's picture
20th Dec, 2016
Hi there,It's 3 tbsp of brewed coffee not powder. You can use whatever you have. Enjoy!
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.