Tuesday, March 15, 2011

{Recipe} Red Velvet Trifle

Okay, we know that everyone loves Red Velvet Cake, and who cannot resist a Trifle?  Add them together and you have a truly decadent dessert!

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Red Velvet Cake

  • ½ c. shortening
  • 1 ½  c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 2 oz. red food coloring
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 ½ c. cake flour
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and cream. In a small bowl, mix cocoa, food coloring, and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Sift flour and set aside. Mix vanilla with buttermilk and set aside. Dissolve baking soda in vinegar, then fold into buttermilk. Add flour and buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes in a Bundt pan, 25-30 minutes in a 9x13 glass pan.

Cool completely and frost.

Icing

  • 5 Tbsp. flour
  • ½ c. milk
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. powdered sugar

Heat in a saucepan over low heat, milk and flour. (DO NOT BOIL) When just below boiling, remove from heat and add other ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake.

*For those of you who may not want to take the time to make a cake from scratch or those who tend not to have buttermilk on hand, there’s always the “box” cake option, even in the Red Velvet flavor. The true treasure in this recipe is the butter icing. My husband is such a fan, he insists on a double batch of frosting so there will be plenty of extra to drizzle on after the pieces are served.

Red Velvet Trifle Directions:

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Follow cake and icing directions thoroughly. Allow both to cool completely. You may refrigerate them overnight if desired. Cube the cake into bite size pieces. Layer the cake and icing in a clear glass or jar. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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The whipped cream may also be topped with cake crumbs, or layer chocolate shavings in with the icing just for fun. Try white chocolate, fruit, maybe chocolate mousse.  I’d love to hear what other creative variations of this recipe you come up with.   

Add a little bobble at the bottom of the glass to class up the dessert even more!  I’ll have a tutorial how to make this bobble in the next couple of weeks.  They are super easy!!

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Happy baking, and even happier tasting!

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