This coming Saturday, Valentine’s Day will be upon us. So I thought it would be a great time to make a dessert perfect for the holiday. Red Velvet Trifle, a very yummy dessert that will be a great treat for the occasion. It is a very simple dessert, and something that you could make before you head to a party, or before your significant other came over for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner.
1 Red Velvet Cake- you can use a store bought mix or this recipe is great
16 oz. Whipped Cream
1 package of instant pudding Cheesecake flavor
1 package of cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
White chocolate bar
Strawberries (for garnish)
1. Mix and bake red velvet cake
2. Let cake cool completely
3. Mix pudding per box directions, once set mix in 8 oz. of whipped cream
4. In a separate bowl, mix softened cream cheese with the other 8 oz. of whipped cream. Mix in sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
5. Keep bowls in refrigerator until cake is ready.
6. Once the cake is cool, remove from pans and cut into small squares.
7. Place a layer of cake at bottom of bowl, then saved white chocolate on top of that, and then pudding mixture.
8. Place another layer of cake, and white chocolate, then a layer of cream cheese mixture. Then another layer of cake and white chocolate. Place the remaining pudding mixture on top.
9. Finish with shaved chocolate, and strawberries if desired.
Next time I make this dessert there are a few things that I would change to make it a lower calorie, healthier dessert. In the cake mix I would omit one egg to reduce the cake by 71 calories. I would also use lite whipped cream instead of regular whipped cream to reduce recipe by 125 calories. In the pudding mixture I would use almond milk in place of 1% milk to reduce the mixture by 80 calories. In the cream cheese mixture, I would use neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese. That would reduce the recipe by 76 calories. I would also use Splenda baking mix instead of sugar to reduce the recipe by an additional 339 calories.
In total, making these changes would lower the recipe by 691 calories.
Recipe For Low Calorie Version:
1 Red velvet cake (omit one egg)
16 oz Lite Whipped Cream
1 package instant pudding mix Cheesecake flavored
1 package Neufchatel cheese
1/2 cup Splenda Baking Blend granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
White Chocolate barStrawberries (for garnish)
I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe, if you have any ideas for future recipes please comment below. Happy eating, and happy Valentine’s Day!