Easy Red Velvet Trifle

Easy Red Velvet Trifle by www.thecasualcraftlete.com


Today I am sharing a super easy dessert perfect for the Fourth of July!  These Easy Red Velvet Trifles in a jar look so amazing, people will think you slaved away in the kitchen.  Well, they would be wrong.  This recipe is semi-homemade but looks 100% homemade.

Easy Red Velvet Trifle  www.thecasualcraftlete.com

If you are busy around the fourth of July like me, sometimes you have to take shortcuts when you can.  My daughter’s birthday is the 5th, so I focus on her birthday more than our country’s birthday…sorry!  But if you are planning a BBQ, picnic or going to one these easy red velvet trifles are time savers.  Plus, you get your own dessert in a jar.  Does it get any better than that?!

Make a Red Velvet Trifle using box mix and cool whip  www.thecasualcraftlete.com

Seriously, all I did was make red velvet cake from a box mix, the night before, then layered in some cool whip and garnished with blueberries.  It is so light and fluffy.  I really like the lightness the cool whip gives instead of using traditional butter cream.  If you’re outside in the heat, this recipe is a winner.

  Red Velvet Trifle using a box mix  www.thecauslcraftlete.com

To make the cake round to fit into the jars, I used a round cookie/doughnut cutter the size of the jars.  You could also make cupcakes and place them inside too.  I will be trying that next time.

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Easy Red Velvet Trifle
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 1 15.25 oz Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1¼ cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tub of Cool Whip
  • Blueberries for garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease the bottom of a 9x13”pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine eggs, oil, water and cake mix. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for 2 minutes until it’s thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake according to directions on box.
  4. Let the cake cool.
  5. Use a round cookie/doughnut cutter and cut out pieces of the cake.
  6. Layer cake and cool whip into large Mason jars and top with blueberries.

  Red Velvet Cake in a Mason Jar  www.thecasualcraftlete.com

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  1. says

    Hi Katie!

    I am drooling over this red velvet trifle, delish! I’d love to have you link this up with me and the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party! I hope to see you there!

  2. says

    Oh my, they look delicious! Thanks for the recipe and fabulous idea.

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled of you could share this at this week’s Say G’day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. says

    Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party. {knuckle bumps}

    Did you know that I can “lend” your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous}

    If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you’ll be in business!
    {wink} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}


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