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A red velvet trifle is an easy, delicious, and simple way to share the love this Valentine’s Day!Red velvet cake is the star in this simple and delicious trifle made with vanilla pudding and red velvet cake. Wow your honey this Valentine's Day with this easy red velvet trifle!

This year for Valentine’s Day I’m the only single one in the house.  But even us single kids like to enjoy a little Valentine’s Day treat.  Or fill the void with food.  Whichever.  Red velvet everything seems like a natural food for Valentine’s Day.  I mean, do I even really have to explain why?  But since I already rocked the conversation heart cookies last year and the adorable heart shaped whoopie pies this year.  I thought I’d get a little fancy {and give the heart shaped things a rest for a bit}. What doesn’t sound fancy about the word ‘trifle’?

Red velvet is a uniquely southern dessert even though it was technically created by the Waldorf in New York in the way back days. We won’t talk about that though and we’ll just go on with this beautiful cake. You used to get that striking red color from the reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar but now we have to add a little red food coloring. I prefer gel food coloring over liquid because you don’t need to add as much to get the right color. 

Red velvet cake is the star in this simple and delicious trifle made with vanilla pudding and red velvet cake. Wow your honey this Valentine's Day with this easy red velvet trifle!

I used this amazing recipe from Goodie Godmother and it really took me back. I made cupcakes instead of a layer cake and when I ran out of icing decided to whip up these red velvet trifles instead. Fancy schmancy, right? Serve these up in a stemmed or stemless wine glass whether you’re enjoying V-day alone with your honey, with friends, or rocking it stag. On your couch. Watching movies and drinking wine. Whatevs.

Red velvet cake is the star in this simple and delicious trifle made with vanilla pudding and red velvet cake. Wow your honey this Valentine's Day with this easy red velvet trifle!

Meaghan

Red Velvet Trifle

Red Velvet Trifle

Yield: 4 trifles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 54 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 red velvet cupcakes, unfrosted
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese frosting
  • 1 cup whipped cream plus more for serving

Instructions

  1. Bake your favorite red velvet cake and allow to cool completely.
  2. Combine cream cheese frosting with whipped cream and mix well.
  3. Cut each cupcake into ½ cubes and add 1/2 the cupcake to the bottom of your glass.
  4. Spoon 3 heaping Tbs of frosting mixture on top of the cake.
  5. Add another layer of cake pieces and then a 2nd layer of frosting mixture.
  6. Top with more whipped cream and cake crumbs for garnish.
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Felesha

Friday 29th of January 2016

These look so inviting! I'll take 2. Yummy!

Meaghan

Friday 29th of January 2016

We had just enough scraps left for a third and I did not share it with anyone ;)

~Meaghan

Brittany

Monday 2nd of February 2015

This really seams like the perfect dessert for Valentines! I think you're right, the word trifle does sound fancy! I am sure it won't disappoint! Thanks for the recipe and idea! Going strait to my Sweet board on Pinterest! Thanks!

Meaghan

Monday 2nd of February 2015

People always ooh and ahh over a trifle! Thanks so much for the pin :)

~Meaghan

Becky at Cooking with Vinyl

Monday 2nd of February 2015

This looks awesome! I love red velvet cake, so this looks like a fun new twist. I'm a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I've followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can't wait to read more of your blog. Becky

Meaghan

Monday 2nd of February 2015

Food blogging is a rough job but someone's got to do it ;) Welcome to BlogLand and I can't wait to check our your blog!

~Meaghan

M: k&m: The stay-at-home life

Sunday 1st of February 2015

This trifle looks beyond delish. I always love how pretty trifles look in the clear glass, too.

Meaghan

Sunday 1st of February 2015

This trifle is to. die. for! And I love how classy it looks in a clear glass, too :)

~Meaghan

Marsha Powell

Sunday 1st of February 2015

This looks so good! I just know we'll love it! I've got it pinned for Valentine's Day.

Meaghan

Sunday 1st of February 2015

I could not make these fast enough at our house. Even the pudding hater loved these! Thanks so much for the pin :)

~Meaghan