This indulgent recipe for Red Velvet Trifle Cups is simple to prepare with rich layers. The individual cups make this perfect for parties and more.

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Red Velvet Trifle Cups

You are going to love this simple to prepare dessert. It is layered with red velvet cake cubes and a luscious cream cheese mixture. Each serving is topped with whipped cream for a decadent treat.

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The moist red velvet cake tastes amazing and takes very little time to make thanks to a box mix. While this can be made in a traditional trifle bowl, we used small individual cups for an easy to serve dessert.

It’s so much fun to make trifle style desserts. More family favorites include this Strawberry Trifle, Red White and Blue Mini Trifles and Chocolate Trifle. If you have Oreo fans, make Oreo Trifle.

Ingredients for Red velvet trifle cups.

Ingredients: 

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix. Plus, ingredients to prepare the cake based on the package instructions.
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • Cold Milk 
  • Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Cool Whip, divided 
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How to make red velvet trifle cups

Step 1 – Make the Red Velvet Cake. Prepare the red velvet cake based on the package instructions in a 9X13 pan and allow the cake to cool completely at room temperature.

Step 2 – Cut the cake into cubes. Then cut the cake into approximately 1 inch cubes.  Reserve a small amount of the cake for the topping and crumble it to cake crumbs.  

Red Velvet cake cut into cubes in pan.

Step 3 – Combine the pudding mix and milk. In a small bowl, combine the vanilla pudding mix with the milk. Whisk for two minutes and set aside.

Step 4 – Add the cream cheese. Place the cream cream cheese into a large bowl and beat the cream cheese with a hand held mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Step 5 – Add the powdered sugar. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. Once all of the sugar is incorporated, increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute, or until smooth.

Step 6 – Combine the pudding with the cream cheese mixture. Add the prepared pudding to the cream cheese mixture and gently fold and stir with a rubber spatula until completely combined.

Step 7 – Add the whipped topping. Then add in 8 oz Cool Whip to the bowl and fold it into the mixture until no white streaks remain.

Process photos of making pudding mixture.

Step 8 – Make the trifle layers. To assemble the trifles, alternate layers of cake, the pudding mixture until you get to the top of the cups.  Add a final layer of the pudding mixture to each cup.  

Process photos of layering cups.

Step 9 – Dollop whipped cream on top. Then top each cup with the remaining Cool Whip and the reserved cake crumbs.  Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Can you make trifle the day before?

Yes, this dessert can easily be made the day before. However, I would wait to add the whipped cream until ready to serve.

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Recipe variations:

  • Pudding. Substitute white chocolate instant pudding for vanilla pudding.
  • Cake. You can use any type of cake mix you like for a change in flavor.
  • Topping. Garnish with chocolate shavings on top.
  • Nuts. Chopped pecans or walnuts taste delicious sprinkles in between the layers.

Tips for red velvet cake trifle cups:

  • Cream cheese. Use the cream cheese in the box for the best consistency.
  • Softened cream cheese. Allow the cream cheese to soften prior to mixing.
  • Cut the cake into cubes. It is easiest to cut the cake into cubes and you can easily use equal amounts in each cup.
  • Utilize a piping bag. The filling can be dispensed using a piping bag if desired.
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Red Velvet Trifle Cups

4.70 from 13 votes
This indulgent recipe for Red Velvet Trifle Cups is simple to prepare with rich layers. The individual cups make this perfect for parties and more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 376

Ingredients

  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • *Ingredients to prepare the cake based on the package instructions.
  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding 3.4 oz
  • 2 cups Cold Milk
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 16 oz Cool Whip divided
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Instructions

  • Prepare the red velvet cake based on the package instructions in a 9X13 pan and allow the cake to cool completely at room temperature. Then cut the cake into approximately 1 inch cubes.  Reserve a small amount of the cake for the topping and crumble it to cake crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, combine the vanilla pudding mix with the milk. Whisk for two minutes and set aside.
  • Place the cream cream cheese into a mixing bowl and beat the cream cheese with a hand held mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. Once all of the sugar is incorporated, increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  • Add the prepared pudding to the cream cheese mixture and gently fold and stir with a rubber spatula until completely combined.
  • Then add in 8 oz Cool Whip to the bowl and fold it into the mixture until no white streaks remain.
  • To assemble the trifles, alternate layers of red velvet cake, the pudding mixture until you get to the top of the cups.
  • Add a final layer of the pudding mixture to each cup.
  • Then top each cup with the remaining Cool Whip and the reserved cake crumbs.
  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 376kcal, Carbohydrates 57g, Protein 6g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 459mg, Potassium 248mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 40g, Vitamin A 387IU, Calcium 164mg, Iron 2mg

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