I am in the middle of a killer cold and an intense Nor’easter so I figured it was a perfect time to catch up on some paperwork for my business and a little bit of blogging. I am almost always sick. I probably get at least a dozen colds/ sinus infections a year but for the past 3 months I have been fairly clear of all colds, until two days ago. This one has hit me pretty hard and has been accompanied by a serious headache so it had just been resting for me on my day off.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Wether you are spending it with your significant other or just hanging out at home with friends, a dessert is always a great idea. Anybody that knows me, knows that I am not a huge baker. I am always looking for the easiest and most delicious way to make dessert. So for this recipe, I will be honest, I used boxed red velvet cake!! I know, I am a cheater but it tastes so good. Needless to say, if you have an awesome red velvet cake recipe, replace the box mix ingredient with your own red velvet cake.
Everyone knows red velvet is just chocolate but the color of this batter can’t be beat, especially during Valentine season. First things first, bake your cake in a sheet pan!
When the cake is cooled, cut the cake into cubes.
You can start getting your fruit ready as your cake is baking in the oven. I used only berries for this trifle. Strawberries, blackberries and raspberries are a great mix! Along with washing and chopping up the fruit while your cake is baking and cooling, get started on making your cream cheese frosting and marshmallow frosting. I just want to remind you that it is super important you fold the fluff into the frosting!! Do not use a mixer to combine your fluff.
Get your station ready with all of the ingredients. I layered red velvet cake, marshmallow creme, fruit, red velvet cake, cream cheese and then repeat that order. Top the trifle with the marshmallow creme, tons of berries and white chocolate shavings.
I served my dessert in a trifle dish and in individual wine glasses! Eat up!
- Box of red velvet cake mix
- 1-2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup black berries
- Shredding white chocolate, optional
- 4 oz. Mascarpone cheese, softened
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cp powdered sugar
- 8 oz. Marshmallow fluff
- 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Prepare your cake as directed on the box. Make sure to use a sheet pan or larger rectangular Bake and let cool fully. Cut the cake into cubes set aside.
- While the cake is baking, prepare the fruit by washing the fruit and slicing the strawberries.
- As the cake is baking, begin to prepare your frostings.
- Begin to assemble your trifle by layering cake, marshmallow frosting, fruit, cake then cream cheese frosting and repeating. Top the trifle with marshmallow frosting, fruit and white chocolate shavings.