Easy Red Velvet Cake Recipe Makes Valentine’s Day Best Red Velvet Trifle

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Turn Red Velvet Cake Recipe into Red Velvet Trifle Dessert Easily!

My Easy Red Velvet Cake recipe makes one of my favorite desserts and is wonderful for Valentine’s Day or any time of year. My best red velvet cake recipe with a cake mix magically turns into a simple, indulgent Red Velvet Cake Trifle.  I love the fact this delicious Red Velvet Trifle is make-ahead, serves a crowd and has a “wow” effect.” This Easy Red Velvet Cake recipe from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook includes southern delicious, healthy easy desserts. One day, I decided to add fruit to the layers and put the recipe in my arthritis cookbook so you can enjoy both red velvet trifle recipes!

The Story How My Easy Red Velvet Cake recipe Turned Into A Red Velvet Cake Trifle

This dessert also holds one of my favorite “make-it-work” stories. My Mother was making my cake recipe for a family gathering and the layers fell apart. My motto is ‘if a chocolate souffle falls, serve it as a chocolate pudding.  Never start over!’ She was upset and I asked her to grab a trifle bowl, and the outcome was the most popular dessert of the night, Red Velvet Trifle! I add fresh fruit like red strawberries for a stunning presentation.  Honestly, I enjoy both the Easy Red Velvet Cake and the Red Velvet Trifle and can never decide which dessert to make.

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Easy Red Velvet Cake recipe from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites

My best red velvet cake recipe makes the perfect Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any special occasion dessert.  This southern classic red velvet cake recipe never goes out of style. However, I decided to create not only the best red velvet cake recipe but also an easy red velvet cake recipe. Take a short cut by using a cake mix and effortlessly prepare a beautiful and deliciously rich luscious cake.

Makes 16–20 servings

1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
3 egg whites
1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring
1 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
Cream Cheese Icing (recipe below)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat three 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, cocoa, oil, egg, egg whites, and food coloring. In a small bowl, combine milk and vinegar, and add to mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.Red Velvet Cake
3. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake 5–20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool layers on a rack and ice with Cream Cheese Icing.

Cream Cheese Icing

1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and beat until light. Add vanilla. 

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 272, Calories from fat 29%, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 23mg, Sodium 246mg, Carbohydrate 45g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 35g, Protein 3g, Diabetic Exchanges: 3 carbohydrate, 2 fat

Terrific Tidbit: For another fantastic dessert option, turn this cake into a trifle by layering cake, cream cheese icing, and nonfat whipped topping in a trifle or glass bowl.

Easy Red Velvet Cake From My Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook  

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Not only does this cookbook have the best of easy Cajun recipes but Gulf Coast Favorites gives you such delicious everyday southern recipes.  Nothing could be more southern than red velvet cake recipes!

Of course you’ll find gumbo and wonderful crawfish recipes.  You can cook family meals daily with everyday ingredients. Louisiana food can be good for you and I prove it in this easy Louisiana cookbook.

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Turn My Best Red Velvet Cake Recipes Into Red Velvet with Trifle Bowl Trifle
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Trifle bowls come in all prices but I think this inexpensive one works perfectly.  Here’s the Red Velvet Trifle recipe with berries from my arthritis cookbook. This delicious Red Velvet Berry is easy to make too.

I think everyone should have a trifle bowl.  However, you can also use a large glass bowl.  You just want to see the layers. Turn this red velvet recipe easily into a Red Velvet Cake Trifle with layers of  berries, icing and whipped topping from my cookbook, Eating Well To Fight Arthritis!

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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