Red Velvet Trifle… Oh My!

My neighborhood’s Gourmet Group met for holiday festivities last weekend, and I was in charge of dessert. Since I tend to be enamored with all things red velvet, I decided to go that route. I thought about making my Red Velvet Cheesecake. But since I prefer to make something new each year, I thought I might do a little experimenting with my favorite Red Velvet Bundt Cake recipe instead. Slicing it up and layering it into a trifle seemed like a good idea:  Red Velvet Cake Trifle.



I sliced the cake into cubes and brushed it with a vanilla-scented simple syrup, just to keep it moist.



Layers of a sweetened, cheesecake whipped cream, sliced almonds and shaved dark chocolate came next.

It was topped off with some mint leaves and a few cranberries, just for show.



Layers upon layers, as tall as I could go… made earlier in the day and refrigerated until party time.



It turned out to be holiday-pretty. I came home from the party with an empty trifle dish, which is a pretty good indication that it was well received. Plates were scraped clean, and there were many compliments all around.  The cheesecake whipped cream was sweet and wonderful when scooped up with the red velvet cake, and I loved the hint of almond and chocolate flavors in there too.  As a lover of red velvet myself, I’ve declared this recipe a big-time keeper!

This recipe can be found here:  Red Velvet Cake Trifle

More red velvet recipe love:
Red Velvet Cheesecake by RecipeGirl
Red Velvet Cake Balls by Bakerella
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies by RecipeGirl
Red Velvet Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting by Brown-Eyed Baker
Red Velvet Pancakes by Baking Bites
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake by Gluten-Free Cooking School

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48 Responses to “Red Velvet Trifle… Oh My!”

  1. 1

    Paula — December 13, 2010 @ 2:52 AM

    looks really tempting!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — December 13, 2010 @ 3:33 AM

    Wow – this is BEAUTIFUL! Not to mention it sounds incredible.

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — December 13, 2010 @ 3:53 AM

    Oh my gosh Lori, this looks amazing!! One of the prettiest desserts I’ve seen!

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    Heather — December 13, 2010 @ 4:56 AM

    this really looks absolutely beautiful…and it feels very earthy too!

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    Ashley — December 13, 2010 @ 6:08 AM

    This looks like the prefect christmas dessert!!

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    Jenny Flake — December 13, 2010 @ 6:53 AM

    Gorgeous Lori!! It’s perfect for any party this time of year!!

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    Bunkycooks — December 13, 2010 @ 6:57 AM

    This is so festive and such a perfect dessert for the holidays!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — December 13, 2010 @ 6:57 AM

    Perfect colors for Christmas!! I’m a huge trifle fan, and think you nailed this one!

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    Kate @ Diethood — December 13, 2010 @ 7:07 AM

    You’re right…OH MY! This looks so good. I make something similar to this with pound cake, but yours looks festive…very fitting for the season. Great job!

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    food librarian — December 13, 2010 @ 7:12 AM

    Wow! Soooo beautiful and festive!

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    Maria — December 13, 2010 @ 8:05 AM

    Perfect Christmas dessert!

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    Janet — December 13, 2010 @ 8:51 AM

    Lori, this is stunning!!! So much so that it *will* be on my Christmas table! I can’t get over just how purdy this is ;)

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    Darla — December 13, 2010 @ 8:57 AM

    That is one gorgeous looking dessert!

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    Blog is the New Blac — December 13, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

    This is gorgeous!

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    Megan — December 13, 2010 @ 11:25 AM

    That is sooo pretty! An extra bonus that it tastes good too. I’ll have to seriously consider making this for Christmas day dessert. Thank you!

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    Angie — December 13, 2010 @ 11:58 AM

    That’s so pretty, I tried one several years ago with pecans and coconut, since we always use to have a coconut cake at Christmas when I was a kid. This one is so much prettier though!

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    Camala - CC Recipe — December 13, 2010 @ 12:20 PM

    Great Christmas dessert and fantastic presentation, my plate would definitely be clean:)

  18. 18

    Amanda — December 13, 2010 @ 12:59 PM

    Beautiful!! This is such a gorgeous and original dessert… love it!

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    Lindsey — December 13, 2010 @ 12:59 PM

    I LOVE that you love anything red velvet, I’m the same way! Your trifle is just stunning and not to mention so delicious looking. I would have a hard time not eating the whole thing! :)

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    Sues — December 13, 2010 @ 1:08 PM

    I LOVE trifle… and this is not only beautiful, but absolutely perfect for the holidays!

  21. 21

    Cheryl — December 13, 2010 @ 1:54 PM

    Beautiful! And I’m sure very tasty!

  22. 22

    Nisrine | D & D — December 13, 2010 @ 2:17 PM

    Lori, this looks simply gorgeous!

  23. 23

    Lora — December 13, 2010 @ 3:45 PM

    Just a gorgeous dessert. Almost too pretty to eat.

  24. 24

    Pattyann — December 13, 2010 @ 6:27 PM

    Oh, yum!! I am already planning on a time and place to make it.

  25. 25

    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — December 13, 2010 @ 10:07 PM

    i’ve been wanting to see this recipe since you mentioned it on twitter! not only does it look delicious, but your trifle also looks gorgeous!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — December 13, 2010 @ 10:50 PM

    That is so beautiful, down to the three little cranberries on top!

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    Sue — December 13, 2010 @ 11:13 PM

    Your trifle is gorgeous! I wouldn’t want anyone to touch it! :)

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    Amanda — December 14, 2010 @ 3:49 AM

    Wow that looks incredible Lori, red velvet is a fave of mine too. Brilliant!

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    Baking is my Zen — December 14, 2010 @ 5:17 AM

    Nicely presented!

    Carmen

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    Michelle — December 14, 2010 @ 5:33 AM

    Now that is a holiday trifle!

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    Summer Rose — December 14, 2010 @ 6:30 AM

    SO pretty a dessert and wonderfully so!!
    creative and wonderful, happy to find ya wonderful blog!

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    Sarah — December 14, 2010 @ 7:30 AM

    This looks amazing! What a presentation, it really makes you appreciate the beauty of food. I’m sure it tastes divine. Thanks for posting this.

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    Amy — December 14, 2010 @ 7:42 AM

    This is one of the most beautiful trifle presentations I’ve ever seen! I, too, am enamored with anything red velvet. If you have a Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream & Treatery nearby, you should try their red velvet ice cream. You can even taste the cream cheese frosting in it–dead serious! You can stick some brownies, pecans, and fudge in it…oh, I bet you’d just love it. :)

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    Liz — December 14, 2010 @ 9:05 AM

    Wow, beautifully styled, Lori! I’m actually planning to do a trifle for Christmas.

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    peggy — December 14, 2010 @ 9:39 AM

    Definitely a great tempting rendition on red velvet!

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    Gianna — December 14, 2010 @ 10:26 AM

    That sounds fantastic.

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    lubos — December 14, 2010 @ 11:58 AM

    This looks great, like some fresh vegetable you just plucked from your garden!

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    Nanny — December 14, 2010 @ 5:15 PM

    Oh….that is just too pretty to eat!!!

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    Claudia — December 15, 2010 @ 7:24 AM

    Now that sings of the yuletide spirit. The cheesecake flavor draws me in. It’s a holiday centerpiece.

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    Mama Holli — December 15, 2010 @ 9:02 AM

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I think I have just died and gone to heaven! Are you kidding me?????
    Seriously! This is heavenly!!!! I am going to have to send some link lovin your way and link this post to my blog to share with my readers! That will have to be for tomorrow because today I am linking back to some of your fabulous cookie recipes! I know it will bring all of my readers your way this week! I just gained 10 pounds by hanging around here this morning! Shame on you! WOW!
    Merry Christmas my friend!
    Holli

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    Julia — December 15, 2010 @ 12:41 PM

    Ok really, this might be the ultimate Christmas dessert. It’s SOOOOO pretty!!!!!

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    RecipeGirl's Mom — December 16, 2010 @ 10:52 AM

    Beautiful colorful presentation of your Red velvet creation. So totally Christmas. You should be proud!

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    Michele — December 17, 2010 @ 4:24 AM

    I made this yesterday for a military Christmas party and I can tell you it was the hit of the dessert section. Everyone commented on pretty it was and that it tasted delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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    ingrid — December 17, 2010 @ 12:12 PM

    PERFECT!!!! I am SOOO making this for my Christmas table! Thank you Lori. I’ve made your lemon berry trifle more time than I can count. It is always well received and loved!

    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

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    Lori Lange — December 17, 2010 @ 7:11 PM

    @Michele, I’m so happy to hear everyone loved it!

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    Kristen — December 19, 2010 @ 9:36 AM

    What a beautiful and festive dessert!

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    Chris — December 22, 2010 @ 3:35 PM

    I am so excited…my neighbor’s birthday is Xmas eve and I make a red velvet cake for her every year because its her favorite. Not really feeling the whole layer cake decorating thing and this totally saves me. New spin on an old fav. Genius! :)

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    melissa — December 22, 2010 @ 8:38 PM

    this is absolutely GORGEOUS!