Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day Six: Red Velvet Trifle Recipe

Day 6 of the PammiCakes 12 Days of Christmas Indulgences is upon us!  Today is a big day because it marks two big milestones; 1) we are halfway through the Christmas Indulgences posts and 2) this is the 100th blog post on PammiCakes Recipes!  Being a blogger has been such an amazing adventure, and I want to thank everyone who has supported me and reads the blog!  I am having a blast trying new recipes and DIY projects, then sharing them all with you.  I never thought that my MBA Marketing class project of creating a personal brand would have turned into a hobby for me in the future.    

Today the recipe for the PammiCakes 12 Days of Christmas Indulgences is Red Velvet Trifle!  This recipe might be my favorite recipe that has been featured in the 12 Days so far.  Red velvet cake is so moist and delicious with its subtle chocolate undertones and vibrant red color.  Trifles are so easy and versatile that you can use any flavor combination you love to create the perfect dessert.  Trifle is a layered dessert that usually consists of 3-4 different elements layered together in a glass bowl.  This trifle consists of red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting, homemade whipped cream and white chocolate chips {YUMMY}.  This dessert will definitely be the hit of your holiday dessert table.  As you can see from the photos, I made individual servings of the trifle, but you could use one large glass bowl for a larger crowd. 

Red Velvet Trifle Recipe
Serves 12-18
Preheat oven 350o

Red Velvet Cake
1 box of Red Velvet Cake Mix (plus, water, oil and eggs)

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
4 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

Whipped Cream
2 cups cold heavy cream

6 ounces white chocolate chips

Prepare red velvet cake according to the recipe on the packaging.  Bake in a 9x13 pan for specified time on packaging.  Once cooked, allow cake to cool completely.  Once the cake has cooled completely, cut the cake in to small 1 inch cubes. 

In the meantime, you can prepare the frosting.  In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream the cream cheese, butter, heavy cream and vanilla.  Next, 1 cup at a time incorporate the powdered sugar with the mixer on a low setting.  You don't want this frosting to be as stiff as a regular frosting.  We want this to be a bit softer so it spreads easier over the layers of the trifle.  Set frosting aside. 

In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream on medium/high for 2-3 minutes.  Watch this cream as you don't want to over beat it, but you want to have nice, stiff peaks. 

In your trifle bowl, glass bowl, individual bowls or wine glasses add a layer of your cubed red velvet cake.  Next, spoon your frosting over the cake.  Then add the whipped cream and top with a sprinkle of white chocolate chips.  Now, repeat those layers and top with Christmas sprinkles!  Enjoy

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