Trifles are a tasty dessert that are also beautiful! This Valentine’s Day, dress up your party table with these seasonal delights, either in a full sized trifle dish or an individual serving cup.
RED VELVET TRIFLE
Bring Valentine’s red to the festivities!
1 red velvet box cake mix (plus listed ingredients on box)
1 small box vanilla pudding mix (plus listed ingredients on box)
16 ounces whipped topping (Cool Whip or similar)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 white chocolate Kit Kat bar, broken into small pieces
Red and/or pink sprinkles (optional) 1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
Bake cake according to box directions. Allow to cool completely, then cut the cake into small chunks and set aside. Mix pudding according to package directions. When pudding is ready, combine pudding with 8 ounces of the whipped topping. Using a separate bowl, combine the other 8 ounces of whipped topping with the softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Layer ingredients in a trifle dish, starting with cake, followed by the cream cheese and whipped topping mix, graham cracker crumbs, cake, pudding and whipped topping mixture, mini chocolate chips and finish with the pudding mixture. Top with Kit Kats, chocolate chips, sprinkles and graham cracker crumbs.
CHOCOLATE CHERRY TRIFLE
Chocolate and cherries are the perfect Valentine’s treat!
1 box Devil’s food cake mix (plus listed ingredients on box)
2 small boxes chocolate or dark chocolate pudding (plus listed ingredients on box)
4 ounces mini chocolate chips
24 ounces whipped topping (Cool Whip or similar)
1 can cherry pie filling
Red and/or pink sprinkles, chocolate chips, chocolate shavings and/or maraschino cherries for topping
Bake cake according to box directions. Allow to cool completely, then cut the cake into small chunks and set aside. Mix pudding according to package directions, then stir in chocolate chips. Starting with the cake, alternate layers of cake, pudding mixture, cherries and whipped topping mixture into a trifle dish. Finish with a whipped topping layer and top with sprinkles, chocolate chips, chocolate shavings or a cherry!