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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

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

  1. postedDec 13, 2010 2:52 AM

    looks really tempting!

  2. postedDec 13, 2010 3:33 AM

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

  3. postedDec 13, 2010 3:53 AM

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

  4. postedDec 13, 2010 4:56 AM

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

  5. postedDec 13, 2010 6:08 AM

    This looks like the prefect christmas dessert!!

  6. postedDec 13, 2010 6:53 AM

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

  7. postedDec 13, 2010 6:57 AM

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

  8. postedDec 13, 2010 6:57 AM

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

  9. postedDec 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!

  10. postedDec 13, 2010 7:12 AM

    Wow! Soooo beautiful and festive!

  11. postedDec 13, 2010 8:05 AM

    Perfect Christmas dessert!

  12. postedDec 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 😉

  13. postedDec 13, 2010 8:57 AM

    That is one gorgeous looking dessert!

  14. postedDec 13, 2010 11:00 AM
    Blog is the New Blac

    This is gorgeous!

  15. postedDec 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!

  16. postedDec 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!

  17. postedDec 13, 2010 12:20 PM

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

  18. postedDec 13, 2010 12:59 PM

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

  19. postedDec 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! 🙂

  20. postedDec 13, 2010 1:08 PM

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

  21. postedDec 13, 2010 1:54 PM

    Beautiful! And I’m sure very tasty!

  22. postedDec 13, 2010 2:17 PM

    Lori, this looks simply gorgeous!

  23. postedDec 13, 2010 3:45 PM

    Just a gorgeous dessert. Almost too pretty to eat.

  24. postedDec 13, 2010 6:27 PM

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

  25. postedDec 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!

  26. postedDec 13, 2010 10:50 PM

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

  27. postedDec 13, 2010 11:13 PM

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

  28. postedDec 14, 2010 3:49 AM

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

  29. postedDec 14, 2010 5:17 AM

    Nicely presented!


  30. postedDec 14, 2010 5:33 AM

    Now that is a holiday trifle!

  31. postedDec 14, 2010 6:30 AM
    Summer Rose

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

  32. postedDec 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.

  33. postedDec 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. 🙂

  34. postedDec 14, 2010 9:05 AM

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

  35. postedDec 14, 2010 9:39 AM

    Definitely a great tempting rendition on red velvet!

  36. postedDec 14, 2010 10:26 AM

    That sounds fantastic.

  37. postedDec 14, 2010 11:58 AM

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

  38. postedDec 14, 2010 5:15 PM

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

  39. postedDec 15, 2010 7:24 AM

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

  40. postedDec 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!

  41. postedDec 15, 2010 12:41 PM

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

  42. postedDec 16, 2010 10:52 AM
    RecipeGirl's Mom

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

  43. postedDec 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!

    • postedDec 17, 2010 7:11 PM

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

  44. postedDec 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!

  45. postedDec 19, 2010 9:36 AM

    What a beautiful and festive dessert!

  46. postedDec 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! 🙂

  47. postedDec 22, 2010 8:38 PM

    this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

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