Easy chocolate trifle
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4.63 from 16 votes

Easy chocolate and Nutella trifle

This stunning chocolate and Nutella trifle is the perfect quick and easy dessert! It can feed a crowd, be made ahead of time and requires almost zero effort.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: chocolate trifle
Servings: 10
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes


  • 500 g | 1lb 1oz store-bought vanilla custard (or pudding mix)
  • 150 g  | 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or chocolate, finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsp Nutella
  • 450 g | 1 lb Swiss roll cake , sliced
  • 3 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream or coffee
  • 10 Oreos , roughly chopped
  • 500 ml | 2 cupsl double (heavy) cream
  • 200 g | 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp Baileys
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate syrup , to drizzle
  • Chocolate shavings , to decorate
  • Maltesers or chocolate truffles , to decorate
  • Icing sugar to dust (optional)


  • Pour the custard into a bowl and add chopped chocolate and 2-3 heaped tablespoons Nutella. Heat in the microwave for one minute, stir and heat for another minute.
  • Stir together until the chocolate melts and custard is smooth. If you have time you can chill the custard while you prepare the rest of the trifle.
  • Slice the Swiss Roll and line the bottom and sides of a trifle bowl (or a large glass bowl). Cut small pieces of cake to wedge in any small gaps.
  • Drizzle the Baileys over the cake - it will absorb quickly.
  • Pour the custard over the cake-lined trifle bowl and chill (if you have time).
  • Scatter the chopped Oreos over the custard.
  • Put the icing sugar, double cream, Baileys and vanilla in a large bowl and use a hand mixer to whisk on very low speed to combine. Increase the speed to maximum and whisk until you have medium -firm peaks. You can also do this in a stand mixer.
  • Pipe (or spoon) the cream over the trifle. If you are making this in advance then chill after you pipe the cream and add any toppings just before you serve.
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup, scatter with chocolate shavings, Maltesers and dust with icing sugar.



The trifle will keep in the fridge for a couple of days - best made one day in advance or on same day you are serving.