Red Velvet Cake Trifle | Simply Southern Baking

 

Red Velvet Cake fans take note – one taste and this may quickly become your new dessert of choice.  This trifle is so easy to make that you might find it becomes a standard “go to” dessert recipe at your house.  You start by simply baking a red velvet cake mix as directed on the package.  Once the cake layers cool, mix up the filling and start layering.  Voila, it’s as easy as that!

I’ve been making this trifle for several years now and it’s always a hit.  It’s the perfect dessert to serve a crowd and is a great timesaver when you make it the day before a big meal (you know what it’s like rushing around trying to get everything ready at the last minute).  I took this to a family potluck last weekend and everyone couldn’t wait to dig in.  The bowl usually comes home empty, but there was a little left this time (yay, let’s hear it for dessert leftovers!).  I’m pretty sure the only reason the bowl wasn’t cleaned out was that there were three other desserts on the table too (brownies, cookies and banana split cake).

 

 

Since there will be half a cake layer left, crumble it up and store in the freezer to use later on other sweet treats.  Let’s see…I’m thinking red velvet cake crumbs on top of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream and pecans.  How does that sound?  Hmm…I just might be on to something!  Enjoy and let me know what ideas you have for the cake crumbs.

 

Source:  My original recipe

 

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12 Responses to Red Velvet Cake Trifle

  1. katie says:

    O-M-G this sounds awesome. Must make soon since JOn is the worlds largest red velvet cake fan!

  2. Wanda says:

    I’m making this of this Wednesdays for my home group from church. I’m normally the one that bakes desserts for them. They have turned into my guinea pigs. lol!
    Will let you know as soon as I make it and tell you all about the feedback, sure it’s going to be a hit. We are love Red Velvet around the house.

  3. Love this! I need to make trifles more. Somehow I feel like they are healthier, but I have a feeling I’m deluding myself…

  4. I would love, love to have you join us for Weekend Potluck tomorrow. This recipe would be perfect. I know I have asked before. Plan on me asking again… if needed. ;)

  5. Leslie says:

    I’m in the process if making this now…waiting for the cakes to cool. I plan on serving it tomorrow at our family Christmas Eve gathering! Can’t wait to taste it and hear the family’s feedback!

  6. Debi says:

    Well, we did it! I wish I could take full credit, but hubby and daughter jumped in. I wish that I could show you a picture. I am terrible with baking, but this was fun and it brought my family in on it! I do plan on posting the picture I took of what we did with YOUR recipe, plus I pinned yours.

    http://www.pinterest.com/debisealeycoe/boards/

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Yvette says:

    Will be making this Saturday for a luncheon at church. I have now been appointed over the food committee, after a successful luncheon over the Christmas holiday. Keep me in your thoughts as I do not want to let the pastor nor anyone else down.:)

    • Robin says:

      Yvette, this trifle has always been popular whenever I’ve taken it to gatherings. You’re sure to be getting compliments. Enjoy!

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