Red Velvet Trifle… Oh My!

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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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  • melissa wrote:

    this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

  • Chris wrote:

    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! 🙂

  • Kristen wrote:

    What a beautiful and festive dessert!

  • ingrid wrote:

    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!

  • Michele wrote:

    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!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • RecipeGirl’s Mom wrote:

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

  • Julia wrote:

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