Dessert. Let’s face it. None of us get to have it all the time. So when we do, we better make darn sure it’s special! That’s why desserts like this Red Velvet Trifle are so important. Luscious layers of red velvet cake, chocolate sauce, white chocolate cheesecake and whipped topping make one decadent dessert that anyone can make!

What You Need To Make Red Velvet Trifle

  • Red Velvet cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • cooking oil
  • whipped topping
  • cream cheese
  • white chocolate pudding mix
  • half & half
  • chocolate sauce
  • mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, chipped pecans

This dessert starts with an easy cheat. Cake mix. At first, I stressed over that short cut. But let’s be honest with each other for a minute, we all need helpful shortcuts now and then because it shouldn’t be hard to make a special dish or offer some hospitality!

I will also admit that I like my Red Velvet cake red. So I have been known to add just a drop of red gel food coloring to make sure I get all the color I want.

A good trifle is all about layers. This one has a secret chocolate sauce layer that you pour over the cake so that it is moist and rich! It’s the secret sauce. It makes it better. That what secret sauce does.

Speaking of secrets, every Red Velvet cake has a cream cheese frosting or some sort of cheese cake layer. But why stop there when we’re splurging on dessert? This Red Velvet trifle takes it up a notch with an easy white chocolate cheesecake layer. A little instant pudding and cream cheese go a long way to create a deep well-rounded flavor.

Topped with whipped topping, mini chocolate chips and chipped pecans, this layered delight is one dessert that certainly makes dessert worth every bite and then some!

Red Velvet Trifle

Layers of chocolatey red velvet cake, white chocolate cheesecake and whipped topping create an easy decadent dessert you will serve over and over again!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, Easy Recipe, layered dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6


Cake Layer

  • 1 box Red Velvet cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 C cooking oil
  • 1 C water

White Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 boxes instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 C half & half
  • 1 C whipped topping


  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • mini chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • pecan chips
  • chocolate sauce


  • Bake cake according to instructions on box, using the ingredients above.  When baked, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • With a mixer, whip together cream cheese, pudding mix, half and half and whipped topping.
  • Cut cake into cubes.  Place just enough cubes in bottom of trifle dish or glass bowl to completely cover the bottom.  Drizzle chocolate sauce over cake cubes.
  • Cover cake cubes and chocolate sauce with 1/2 of white chocolate cheesecake mixture.  Top with mini chocolate chips.
  • Repeat layers until you reach the top of your dish or bowl.  Finish your trifle with a layer of whipped topping.  Sprinkle with a final layer of mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, chipped pecans and any crumbles of leftover cake.
  • Refrigerate after serving.

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