It’s time for Valentine’s Day… booze, whipped cream, cake… ’nuff said.
I know what you’re thinking “these look like a lot of work!“. Well I’ve made a few shortcuts this time, so these Boozy Red Velvet Trifles have all the goodness, but come together in much less time. Besides, it’s a special day, so make something you can enjoy just as much as your Valentine.
Let me start by saying that even posting these photos makes me want to go and make more… so delicious! Here’s what we’re talking about:
Red velvet cake
Raspberries with liqueur
Sweetened cream cheese sauce
and repeat…. total yum.
I made two huge trifles, but a person with a normal sweet tooth would probably make 4 smaller ones. I piped the whipped cream on the top (so it looked pretty), and sprinkled with dark chocolate shavings. Not too many, don’t want this to be too sweet… totally kidding… pile them on! Maybe sprinkle some inside as well!!
I have nothing more to say. Enjoy!
Boozy Red Velvet Trifles
- 1 Red Velvet cake mix
Boozy Berry Filling
- 1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2-4 Tbsp liqueur, Chambord, Cassis ect...
Cream Cheesy Sauce
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Make Red Velvet cake as per package direction for 2 layers. Freeze one layer for later use. Cut the remaining layer into 1/2 inch cubes.
- Stir Boozy Berry Filling ingredients together in a small bowl. Mash down the fresh berries just a bit.
- Whip Cream Cheesy Sauce ingredients together in another small bowl until smooth.
- Whip cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a stand mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Assemble in glasses as per above.
- Sprinkle with dark chocolate shavings.
Hi, do you think this would keep if it was made a couple of hours ahead of time or would the cake get soggy?
Hi Celeste, it will totally be fine making ahead. You what the cake to absorb some of the liquid, that makes it a great trifle. I even had one left over in the fridge and it was still pretty great the next day!
Do the fresh raspberries have to be mashed down before you mixed them with the frozen berries?
You can leave them whole or mash them just a bit – up to you. I mashed mine a bit.
Would this be just as good with strawberries instead of raspberries?
Sure, make sure they are ripe so you can mash them a bit.
Is there another type of liquer I could use? Possibly cognac?
Sure use any type you like!
Can i use some things else other then raspberry
Sure! Anything that can get a little ‘mushy’. Blackberries, strawberries or blueberries.
How many servings does this make?
I made two HUGE trifles. Depending on the size of your glasses it could stretch to 4 small servings. Having said that it is not an exact thing, you can always add more raspberries or whipping cream to fill out more servings.
If I wanted to make this kid friendly, what ccould I use instead of the liquer?
You can leave it out, or add a few tablespoons of juice – apple or orange.
Is the cake layered in there or is it on the side? Where do the chunks go?
Place them in a rough layer, like you would with a trifle.