Thursday, February 13, 2014

Red Velvet & Bourbon Cheesecake Trifle

Oh, this was superb. It was the perfect mix of some of my favorite flavors and is perfect for a Valentine's treat, even if it is just you and your girlfriends. I love the richness of the colors. The red set off by the layers of cream. So very tasty.

This is very simple to put together and you do not have to use bourbon, but I happen to love the sweetness it adds to the cream and how it plays off of the red velvet cake. 

red velvet cake
(and any ingredients that box mix calls for)
cheesecake pudding pack
8 oz cream cheese(softened)
2 cups whipping cream
1 oz whipping cream
1 and 1/2 oz bourbon

Make the cake according to the directions on your box(or, I sometimes make one from scratch using red food coloring) Let cake cool and cut into cubes. In a mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy. Add in the pudding pack and 1 oz whipping cream and the bourbon. Whisk until granules are incorporated and then slowly add in remaining whipping cream, beating on low, until you have a thick, whipped consistency.

In a trifle bowl, place the first layer of red velvet cake, top this with a few scoops of the cheesecake mixture and using a spatula, even it out. Repeat. Keep refrigerated until about 15 minutes before you are ready to enjoy. 

If you have any left over, I cannot even tell you how amazing this is the next day. Oh, my word. It may not have the appealing look it did while in the trifle bowl...but oh, my goodness, never has a Tupperware snack tasted so decadent the next day!

and I happened to use a little bit of the bourbon while actually making my cake, in the batter. I think I maybe used a tbsp. But for recipe sake, I am not sure

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  1. This looks so pretty and i bet the bourbon makes it taste amazing! You are making me so hungry today!

  2. It seems that when it comes to desserts bourbon makes it better. thanks for sharing with us on foodie friday.