RED VELVET WHITE CHOCOLATE TRIFLE


Happy December!! I love this festive, layered trifle as a Christmas dessert. It's impressive and pretty. Oh yeah, it's delicious and easy too! Any time I can layer something in a glass dish, it's always a winner for me because it is not only fun to assemble, but fun to look at. 
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What you'll need
RED VELVET WHITE CHOCOLATE TRIFLE
CAKE:1 Red Velvet Cake mix, I used Betty Crocker
SYRUP:
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
WHIPPED CREAM LAYER:
10 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
sliced almonds- about 1 cup
shaved white chocolate- about 4 ounces
mint leaves & fresh cranberries or raspberries for garnish, optional

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9x13-inch pan generously with cooking spray
2. Prepare cake: With an electric mixer, mix red velvet cake mix and the requested ingredients and mix just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35, or until toothpick comes out clean. You don't really want the cake to be soft and super moist, so be sure to bake it until it tests done.
3.  Prepare simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring sugar, and water to boil over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar completely. Stir in vanilla. Let cool.
4. Cut the cake in half and cut one half into chunks; brush with cooled syrup. You likely won't need more than half of the cake for the trifle. Save the rest of the cake for another purpose.
5.  Prepare whipped layer: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium and slowly pour in whipping cream. Continue beating until mixture resembles soft whipped cream.
6.  Assemble the trifle: In the bottom of your trifle dish, arrange a single layer of red velvet cake chunks. Spoon about 1 1/2 cups of the whipped topping on top of the cake cubes. Next, sprinkle almonds and then shaved chocolate. Keep repeating layers until you run out of room in your dish. Garnish with mint leaves and fresh cranberries, if desired. I just used the mint leaves as no cranberries.




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53 comments:

  1. I love red velvet anything and the raspberry's on top is such a beautiful addition! This sounds like it would be amazing and taste delicious! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Red velvet is one of my favorites! This looks amazing! The raspberries and mint topper is a pretty touch!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. HOLY MOLY! This looks amazing!

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  4. Oh my this looks amazing!!! As I am sitting here looking at my sad, sad lunch that I brought to work today. hahaha. I love how pretty and festive this is.

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  5. This sounds soooo good!!! I love the raspberry and mint garnish!!!

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  6. This looks + sounds so good, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. Looks amazing!! Red velvet cake is so good too. I considered having it at our wedding but I thought that it would look weird cutting into a red cake haha. Anyway!! This looks amazing and colorful. Love how you used low-fat cream cheese too, makes it a little healthier!! ;-)

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  8. Ok. Great minds and best blog friends strike and think alike again! Love YOUR twist on MY Red Velvet Cake Balls!!

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  9. oh my goodness this looks DELISH! and it is such a pretty color too, lol, how random, but it is!!

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  10. WOW, this looooooooks delicious and so fabulous for this time of year.

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  11. YUM! I LOVE trifles and this one is so pretty too!! Awesome!

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  12. Yum! Red Velvet is my favorite :)

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  13. Oh goodness, this looks SO delicious!

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  14. Oh my gosh - YUM. This looks amazing! Do you deliver?! ;)

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  15. Yum! I want to make a holiday trifle and I love how you decorated yours, so pretty!
    Jenna

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  16. Um, 100% to that Emma Stone quote (love her!) This looks absolutely amazing and I am a huge lover of all things white chocolate so I'm pretty sure I'm going to be making this, maybe multiple times this month! So good! I love the decoration too, so festive! Thanks for sharing with us gorgeous friend, I hope your Tuesday has been great so far! XO -Kim

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  17. This looks amazing! I'm a huge fan of trifles but haven't tried a red velvet one before. White chocolate is also pretty amazing!

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  18. This looks amazinggggg!!! I love red velvet cake, but seriously who doesn't?! Maybe I'll take a stab at this to make for Christmas this year!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  19. Wow, this looks AMAZING. I need to try this ASAP

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  20. Mmm! I love red velvet cake and white chocolate, and this looks so scrumptious! I am totally making this! Great post, Andrea!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  21. This looks incredible - I've only ever made this with golden cake and blueberries for some reason and I LOVE red velvet ( or even Devil's food ) Next time I'll use this !
    thanks for sharing !

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  22. Ohh girl this looks amazing! I looove red velvet. And with cream cheese/white chocolate frosting layers?! Delicious! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  23. Oh wow this looks great!!! I could soooooooo enjoy this right about now!

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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  24. Oh yummy, this looks amazing. I just love red velvet cake, so I'm going to have to give this recipe a try! We'd love for you to stop by our blog and join our Tuesday Fashion Party Link Up.
    Thanks
    Betsy
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

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  25. mmmmmmmmmmmm :) looks delicious!

    Lexie
    http://www.thegenesisfeminist.com

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  26. this looks amazing! i LOVE raspberries!

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  27. It looks so, so good! I have to try it myself, no doubt about it. And it's not so difficult to make.

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  28. Ok, WOW! This sounds incredible. I recently got a trifle bowl and I've been wanting to try making some desserts in it for the holidays. This is one I've got to try!

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  29. YUM! Love seeing all those gorgeous layers!

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  30. I love red velvet, too and completely agree that a trifle is perfect for Christmas! Thanks for sharing this to Throwback Thursday and I've pinned it to our board! https://www.pinterest.com/dadwhats4dinner/throwback-thursday/

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  31. It not only looks delicious... it's gorgeous! Almost too pretty to eat. Perfect for the season. Time to pull out my trifle bowl!

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  32. This looks absolutely delicious and would put me on cloud nine! lol! Must give it a try this Christmas. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. It looks delicious!!

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  34. This is almost too pretty to eat, the key word there is almost! I'd dig in! It looks wonderful!

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  35. Looks yummy!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  36. What a beautiful dessert! Thanks for sharing on Making Memories Monday. :) Pinned.

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  37. This looks fantastic!!! Thank you for linking up last week to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week!

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  38. This looks so yummy :) pinned!!

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  39. Looks amazing! Pinning and tweeting! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday

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  40. This is so beautiful, Andrea! Perfect for Christmas, or Valentine's day for that matter!

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  41. This is beautiful and looks delicious. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight.

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  42. What a pretty dessert! Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  43. Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Yummed. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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  44. This looks so good! I can't wait to try this recipe. I know my family is going to LOVE it. I just wanted to let you know this is going to be one of the features at the Something to Talk About link party today. Hugs, CoCo

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  45. Your trifle looks so pretty Andrea. I love red velvet cake & I the addition of fresh raspberries is a great idea, delicious. Thanks for sharing, popping over from @Cuddle Fairy.

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  46. This looks incredible. Red velvet is so versatile. Thanks for sharing, come sy hello @thehappyidiot

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  47. Congratulations!
    Your recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  48. This looks absolutely divine and I suspect I could eat the whole lot myself!!

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  49. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    1. I'm not a fan of Xmas pudding and I've been looking for some dessert ideas for over Xmas. I think I found a winner! #holidayrecipeslinky
      Debbie

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  50. This looks absolutely amazing, as always! Your photos are stunning. Your recipes are always easy to follow & the finished product is amazing. This would be a fab dessert over the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing with my holiday recipe linky! x

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  51. This is good any time of the year thank you!

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  52. Thank you for sharing. Yummed!

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