Dessert | February 4, 2020

Red-Velvet Raspberry Trifle

Fluffy chocolatey red velvet cake, fresh juicy raspberries, creamy cream cheese yogurt filling with a hint of lemon. This red velvet raspberry trifle (or make individual parfaits!) is our family favorite for years. It’s perfect for kids, adults, parties, holidays BBQ’s. Easy to throw together and looks amazing.

3 cups of layered trifle

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PARFAIT AND A TRIFLE

Both trifles and parfaits are a layered dessert, usually made with cake, fruit, and a creamy filling. The difference is that parfaits are a served individual containers while a trifle is served in a large bowl.

individual filling of layered trifle

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE RED VELVET RASPBERRY TRIFLE

  • red velvet cake mix
  • fresh raspberries

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FILLING

  • powder sugar
  • vanilla greek yogurt
  • lemon zest
  • cream cheese

ingredients to make the trifle

WHAT RED VELVET CAKE DO I USE?

You can make a homemade red velvet cake or use a store bought cake mix. Bake your cake and cut into 1 inch by 1 inch squares.

red velvet cake baked and cut into 1 inch squares

STEPS TO MAKING CREAM CHEESE FILLING FOR PARFAITS

  1. Take your room temperature cream cheese and beat fluffy with electric beaters.
  2. Beat in your vanilla greek yogurt
  3. Lemon zest
  4. Beat in your powder sugar
  5. Set aside

making the cream cheese yogurt filling

HOW DO I DECIDE HOW MANY LAYERS TO MAKE?

Before you start stuffing your bowl or cups you will want to decide how many layers you will want to make. Then divide the cake up into that many sections. And even divide your cream cheese filling into sections. This will help ensure you have even layers and enough. (I prefer about 3 layers, sometimes 4)

HOW TO LAYER YOUR PARFAITS OR YOUR TIFLE

Start with your cake. Then add:

  1. cream cheese
  2. fresh raspberries
  3. more cake

steps to layering raspberry parfait

HOW TO FINISH AND TOP YOUR RASPBERRY TRIFLE

To end the trifle top with your final later of cake and cream cheese filling. I love to add a few fresh raspberries (you can add blueberries and black berries too!) and some lemon zest or lemon wedges.

Make this and keep it in the fridge about 30 min before serving. This will help the creamy filling to soak into the cake. 

final steps for raspberry trifle

HOW TO I STORE A RASPBERRY TRIFLE OR PARFAIT?

If you make your trifle in a container with an air tight lid then keep it in that with the lid on, in the refrigerator. If dont have it made in an airtight container use plastic wrap to keep it air tight. This will keep the cake from drying out. Store in the fridge.

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD?

YES! you can make it up to 24 hours ahead of time!

HOW LONG DO PARFAITS LAST?

They last a week if kept airtight container and in the fridge.

4 cups of individual parfaits

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5 from 2 votes
3 cups of layered trifle
Raspberry Trifle
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Lemon Raspberry Red Velvet Trifle is so fresh with a creamy filling it is perfect for everyone and all occasions! The bowl is licked clean everywhere I go!

Servings: 24
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 red velvet cake mix
  • 2 pint fresh raspberries
Cream Cheese Filling
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 16 oz packages cream cheese- room temp
  • 1 cup powder sugar
Instructions
  1. Cook cake according to directions
  2. in a separate bowl beat cream cheese until creamy and then add zest, yogurt, and powder sugar.
  3. When cake is completely cooled, cut into 1 inch squares and layer into trifle bowl with the cream mix.

  4. Cover and let chill for at least an hour.
  5. top with raspberries and more lemon zest for presentation.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

HOW DO I DECIDE HOW MANY LAYERS TO MAKE? 

Before you start stuffing your bowl or cups you will want to decide how many layers you will want to make. Then divide the cake up into that many sections. And even divide your cream cheese filling into sections. This will help ensure you have even layers and enough. (I prefer about 3 layers, sometimes 4) 

HOW TO I STORE A TRIFLE OR PARFAIT? 

If you make your trifle in a container with an air tight lid then keep it in that with the lid on, in the refrigerator. If dont have it made in an airtight container use plastic wrap to keep it air tight. This will keep the cake from drying out. Store in the fridge. 

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD? 

YES! you can make it up to 24 hours ahead of time!

HOW LONG DO PARFAITS LAST? 

They last a week if kept airtight container and in the fridge. 

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Trifle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 276IU6%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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