Red Velvet Trifle

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Debbie Thurmond

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@debbiethurmond

This is one of my favorite Valentine's Day or Christmas desserts. I am posting my favoritne Red Velvet recipe, but to tell the truth, I usuually start with a Red Velvet cake mix making it even easier.

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • RED VELVET CAKE, MADE FROM SCRATCH

  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 1/2 c
    cake flour
  • 2 stick
    butter
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2 oz
    red food color
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • OR

  • USE A BOX OF RED VELVET CAKE MIX AND PREPARE ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS.

  • FOR PUDDING MIXTURE

  • 1 large box
    vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 c
    cold milk
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1- 8 oz. pkg
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 -12 oz
    cool whip, thawed
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla

How to Make Red Velvet Trifle

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. IF USING A RED VELVET CAKE MIX, follow the package directions for preparations. Pour into prepared cake pans or a 9x13 pan. Bake until done. Allow to cool completely and cut into one inch pieces. Set aside to prepare the pudding.
  3. IF BAKING YOUR RED VELVET CAKE FROM SCRATCH,in a large mixing bowl, using a hand held mixer, beat eggs, butter and sugar until creamy. Add cocoa and food color and mix until combined.
  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl sift together flour and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternating flour and buttermilk. Blend in vanilla.
  5. In a small bowl, combine soda and vinegar and add to batter. Pour into prepared round cakepans or a 9x13 pan.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done in the center. Allow cake to cool completely.
  7. Cut cake into 1 inch pieces and set aside to prepare the pudding.
  8. TO PREPARE THE PUDDING MIXTURE...With your hand mixer, on medium speed, mix the instant pudding and the milk. Add the cream cheese and beat until very smooth. Add the sour cream and blend well. Add the Cool Whip and blend in. Mix in the vanilla.
  9. TO ASSEMBLE, place an even layer of the cake squares (using ½ of the cakesquares ) in the bottom of the trifle bowl. Place 1/3 of the pudding mix over the cake layer in the trifle bowl. Repeat the layering process. End by topping with a final layer of pudding mix. Garnish with chopped pecans or strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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About Red Velvet Trifle

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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