Red Velvet Trifle
Chunks of red velvet cake with chocolate mousse and cream cheese whipped cream.
Servings: 4 servings +
- 1 prepared red velvet cake, unfrosted (*see notes)
- 2 cups whipped cream divided
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
For Chocolate Mousse:
Place cream in a large bowl and whip until it forms stiff peaks. Divide whipped cream in half, place half in a separate bowl.
Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted.
Add melted chocolate to the divided whipped cream. Use a spatula to gently fold chocolate in. Stir until mostly incorporated. (If there are streaks, it's okay.) Let mixture chill until you're ready to use it.
To Prepare Trifle:
This can be made in a large trifle dish, or individual cups. Layer chunks of cake, chocolate mousse, and cream cheese whip, and repeat layers.
If desired, garnish with cake crumbs, sprinkles, chocolate curls, or chocolate cookie crumbs.
I did not include the ingredients to prepare the cake in this recipe, since each brand's instructions vary. I used one that called for 3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, and 1 1/4 cups water.
I only used about 1/4 of the cake to create these. If you want to increase the number of servings, you could double or even quadruple the amounts of the other layers without needing more cake.