Kladdkaka Caramel Trifles (with Mars Bars)


This recipe for kladdkaka caramel trifles was first published on The Culinary Jumble (my previous blog) in December 2018. The recipe has been amended, but images remain unchanged.

As a kid, and up until recently, I was not a lover of triflesThat’s because the only trifle I knew was packed with thick, revolting custard and artificial cream. I guess I thought that was the only way it could be.

How wrong was I? Trifle can be anything, absolutely anything you want it to be, and in mine, there isn’t so much as a whiff of canary-yellow, lumpy custard.


Mars Bar Trifles with Caramel & Brownies


Just like these little beauties. My kladdkaka caramel trifles are packed with chocolate, caramel, cream and cake. In literally minutes, you can whip yourself up the most amazing dessert. Perfect for Christmas, New Year, or any other celebration. Or, just for you to scoff in front of the telly midweek. 

For the cake part of the kladdkaka caramel trifles, I used kladdkaka, but you can use anything. Brownies, pound cake, or anything other type of sponge would work great. Trifles are also a good way to use up any leftover cake.


Kladdkaka Caramel Trifles (with Mars Bars)

Servings 4 people


  • Approx. 250g kladdkaka (see note 1)
  • 250ml cream (whipped)
  • 110g Mars bars (chopped into pieces)
  • 100g tinned caramel (see note 2)
  • additional decorations (see note 3)


  • Crumble the cake or chop into pieces. Retain half for use in a moment. Arrange four large glasses or bowls, and split the cake between the four bowls. Push the cake down until it is fairly even.
  • Dollop some caramel on top of the cake (keep around 1 tablespoon of caramel for later).
  • Whip the cream and then spread over each trifle.
  • Chop up the Mars Bars and sprinkle over (keep a little to decorate).
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Finish off with the cream.
  • Add a touch of milk to the retained caramel and drizzle over the cream along with the rest of the chopped Mars.
  • Finish off with melted chocolate or sauce. Place in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!


  1. You can use any cake you fancy. Either make your own kladdkaka or brownie, use shop bought, or use up any leftover cake you already have. 
  2. I used tinned caramel (dulce de leche) for convenience, but you could make your own or even use toffee sauce, if you prefer.
  3. I used chocolate sauce to finish off but you could use melted chocolate or any other kind of topping. 


Kladdkaka Caramel Trifles (with Mars Bars)

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