This Red Velvet Trifle is the perfect dessert to bring for Christmas dinner. Layered in a Trifle dish to display the red velvet cake and cream cheese mixture.

Red Velvet Trifle in a trifle dish
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What is a Red Velvet Trifle?

Red Velvet Cake Trifle is a delicious dessert that is displayed in a trifle bowl. The red velvet cheesecake trifle has layers of red velvet cake and cream cheese mixture.

Starting with a Red Velvet Cake makes this dessert so easy and flavorful.

Red Velvet Trifle in a trifle dish

What Makes a Trifle a Trifle?

A Trifle is a common English Dessert that is traditionally made with sponge cake. It is layered in a clear glass dish with layers of whipped cream and cream cheese. This allows for all the beautiful layers to be displayed.

This is a dessert just looks for fancy but this Red Velvet Trifle dessert requires simple ingredients.

Ingredients needed - red velvet cake mix, white chocolate instant pudding mix, cold milk, cream cheese, powdered sugar, cool whip, mini chocolate chips

Ingredients

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix, Plus Ingredients to prepare the cake based on the package instructions.
  • White Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix 3.4 oz (or Cheesecake flavor)
  • Cold Milk
  • Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cool Whip divided
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

How to Make Red Velvet Trifle:

  • Step 1 – Make Red Velvet Cake – Make the red velvet cake based on the package instructions in a 9X13 pan. Allow the cake to cool completely at room temperature.
  • Step 2 – Cut the Cake – Cut the cake into cubes.  Reserve a small amount of the cake for the topping and crumble it to cake crumbs.
  • Step 3 – Whisk the Pudding mix with milk – In a small bowl, combine the white chocolate pudding mix with the milk. Whisk for two minutes and set aside.
  • Step 4 – Beat Cream Cheese – Place the cream cream cheese into a large bowl. Beat the cream cheese with a hand held mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Step 5 – Add in Powdered Sugar – Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. Once all of the sugar is incorporated, increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  • Step 6 – Mix the Cream Cheese Mixture with Pudding Mix – Add the prepared pudding to the cream cheese mixture and gently fold and stir with a rubber spatula until completely combined.
  • Step 7 – Fold in Cool Whip – Next, add in 8 oz Cool Whip to the bowl and fold it into the mixture until no white streaks remain.
  • Step 8 – Layer the Cake Place red velvet cake cubes in the bottom of a trifle dish or glass bowl.  Add just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Step 9 – Assemble the Trifle – Drizzle the white chocolate mixture over the cake cubes.  Making sure to cover the cake.  Then continue to layer the ingredients in the glass dish until you have used all the ingredients.
  • Step 10 – Top the Dessert – Then top the trifle with the remaining cool whip, reserved cake crumbs and ½ cup mini chocolate chips.
  • Step 11 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Red Velvet Trifle in a trifle dish

Easy Substitutions and Additions:

  • Nuts – We like to add in nuts while layering the Trifle Dessert. You can even top the dessert with chopped nuts.
  • Coconut – If you like coconut, mix in with the cream cheese mixture to add flavor and texture.
  • Chocolate Drizzle – Drizzle the top with Chocolate Syrup for add chocolate flavor.
  • Instant Pudding – Feel free to use different flavors of pudding. Cream cheese pudding would work with this recipe.
Red Velvet Trifle in a trifle dish

Red Velvet Trifle Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Cake – You can prepare the red velvet cake ahead of time. This will allow you to quickly layer the dessert in the trifle dish.
  • Cream Cheese – We recommend to softened the cream cheese to room temperature. This allows for it to mix well and no lumps.
  • Mixing Ingredients – Combine the ingredients until mix together.

Can you Make this Ahead of Time?

This trifle dessert is based served immediately. But if you do prepared ahead of time, store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Red Velvet Trifle in a trifle dish

How long will Red Velvet Trifle Last:

This Red Velvet Trifle will last for about 5 days in the fridge.

Easy Holiday Dessert:

If you are looking for a show stopper dessert to bring to your Christmas dinner, make this Red Velvet Trifle. This dessert starts with a red velvet cake mix and layered with a delicious cream cheese sauce.

You can even layer these ingredients in individual clear glasses. This dessert creamy, delicious and if you are a fan of Red Velvet Cake it is a must.

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Red Velvet Trifle

3.50 from 6 votes
This Red Velvet Trifle is the perfect dessert to bring for Christmas dinner. Layered in a Trifle dish to display the red velvet cake and cream cheese mixture.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 556

Ingredients

  • 1 box box Red Velvet Cake Mix Plus Ingredients to prepare the cake based on the package instructions.
  • 2 boxes White Chocolate Pudding Mix 3.4 oz or Cheesecake flavor
  • 2 cups Cold Milk
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 16 oz Cool Whip divided
  • 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Make the red velvet cake based on the package instructions in a 9X13 pan and allow the cake to cool completely at room temperature.
  • Cut the cake into cubes.  Reserve a small amount of the cake for the topping and crumble it to cake crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, combine the white chocolate pudding mix with the milk. Whisk for two minutes and set aside.
  • Place the cream cream cheese into a mixing bowl and beat the cream cheese with a hand held mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. Once all of the sugar is incorporated, increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  • Add the prepared pudding to the cream cheese mixture and gently fold and stir with a rubber spatula until completely combined.
  • Next, add in 8 oz Cool Whip to the bowl and fold it into the mixture until no white streaks remain.
  • Place red velvet cake cubes in the bottom of a trifle dish or glass bowl.  Add just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Drizzle the white chocolate mixture over the cake cubes.  Making sure to cover the cake.  Then continue to layer the ingredients in the glass dish until you have used all the ingredients.
  • Then top the trifle with the remaining cool whip, reserved cake crumbs and mini chocolate chips.
  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 556kcal, Carbohydrates 69g, Protein 9g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 69mg, Sodium 710mg, Potassium 374mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 43g, Vitamin A 518IU, Calcium 208mg, Iron 3mg

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