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Red velvet trifle for Valentine's Day
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and I thought I'd make a special dessert for my family.
I've already got tomorrow's dinner prepared -- lasagna. I'll also make my take on a Caprese salad, and of course, garlic bread.
So for dessert, I'm planning to make a red velvet trifle. I found a Paula Deen recipe I've made before. Paula's recipe makes red velvet cake from scratch. I cheated and used a box mix.
Red Velvet Trifle
1 pkg red velvet cake mix
1 - 3 oz cheesecake flavored instant pudding
2 c milk
2 c freshly whipped cream (I used Cool Whip)
1/4 c pecan pieces
Fresh mint leaves
Prepare cake mix according to package. I baked the cake in a 9x13 pan. Let cool completely.
For the filling, prepare pudding stirring in 2 cups milk. Allow pudding to set up in refrigerator for 10 minutes. Fold in whipped cream or Cool Whip.
Cut cake into 1 inch cubes. Place a layer of cake cubes on bottom of trifle bowl. Top with 1/3 of pudding mixture. Repeat layers, ending with a pudding layer. Garnish with pecans and mint. I used chocolate shavings as the garnish.
Cover and chill until ready to serve.