Red Velvet Trifle

Red Velvet Trifle
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 40 mins Cool 10 mins Chill overnight


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream blended with 1/4 cup milk and 1 bottle (1 oz) red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Filling and Topping
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups plus 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees . Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.


2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Beat in brown sugar until light colored and fluffy, 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. On low, beat in half the flour mixture. Scrape down side of bowl and beat in sour cream mixture, followed by remaining half of the flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.

3. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely.

Filling and Topping

4. In a bowl, beat together Neufchatel, butter and 3/4 cup of the heavy cream until smooth. On low, beat in 2 cups of the confectioners' sugar, the sour cream, milk and 1/2 tsp of the vanilla extract.

5. Trim edges from cake and cut cake into 1 1/2-inch cubes (set aside 1 cube for topping). Place 1/3 of the cake cubes in a trifle dish or large bowl. Top with half the filling. Repeat layering with cake cubes and remaining filling, then top with remaining 1/3 of the cake. Beat remaining 3/4 cup heavy cream with remaining 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Spread over top of trifle. Crumble reserved cake cube over trifle. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 522, Fat, total (g): 31, chol. (mg): 134, sat. fat (g): 19, carb. (g): 54, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 256, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.