Place the sugar and water into a saucepan over medium high heat. Swirl the saucepan to moisten the sugar. Using a pastry brush dipped in water brush any granules of sugar off the sides of the pan
Cook the sugar until a dark amber colour is achieved, remove the pot from heat and very carefully add the cream.
Whisk in the cream followed by the butter and return the pot to the stove over medium heat and cook for a further 5 mins, whisking occasionally.
Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and salt. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hrs
Place the cream into a bowl of an electric mixer and whip until soft peaks form
To assemble, break the chocolate cakes into pieces. Place half of the cake pieces into a trifle dish, top with one third of the caramel, half of the cream and 100g of berries. Repeat this process once more
Garnish the top of the trifle with the remaining caramel and fresh berries
Tips & Hints:
Try using other fruits instead of berries such as peaches or cherries.
Try adding a flavour to the cream such as orange zest or vanilla.