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Red Velvet, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Trifle

Layers of sweet red velvet cake, cheesecake filling, and juicy blueberries make an easy and patriotic summertime trifle.

Layers of sweet red velvet cake, cheesecake filling, and juicy blueberries make an easy and patriotic summertime trifle.

I made this Red, White, and Blue Berry Cheesecake Trifle for Memorial Day (or the 4th of July? I can’t remember) a couple of years ago, and it’s still one of my all-time favorite summer recipes. Angel food cake, a luscious cheesecake filling, and lots of berries. SO GOOD!

I decided to piggyback off that dessert and make a new red, white, and blue trifle for the 4th this year. But with red velvet instead!

I’m still using the same cheesecake filling (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, amiright?), and we’re still adding lots of juicy blueberries. And you could definitely add strawberries too even though I didn’t this time. But instead of angel food cake, I decided to use red velvet instead!

Layers of sweet red velvet cake, cheesecake filling, and juicy blueberries make an easy and patriotic summertime trifle.

Making a beautiful trifle isn’t overwhelming at all. In fact, it’s by far one of the simplest and easiest elegant desserts you can make. Preparing each of the components on their own is easy enough, and then you can assemble the whole thing whenever you need to! One of the best things about a trifle is that it’s a great make-ahead dessert, because it’s actually a little better if it has some time to rest in the fridge before you serve it.

I whipped up my cake batter using a red velvet box mix and baked it on a large jelly roll sheet. You can follow the box directions for baking, but I wanted to bake mine thinner so that I could cut stars (also because a thinner cake bakes faster– and I needed to run out the door for carpool! #storyofmylife).

Anyway, feel free to use my grandmother’s homemade red velvet recipe if you’d rather not use a mix. Totally your call.

Layers of sweet red velvet cake, cheesecake filling, and juicy blueberries make an easy and patriotic summertime trifle.

And that cheesecake filling? Swoon-worthy. I guarantee you will impress anyone who takes a bite!

Enjoy :)

Red Velvet, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Trifle

Layers of sweet red velvet cake, cheesecake filling, and juicy blueberries make an easy and patriotic summertime trifle.

Ingredients:

1 red velvet cake, baked and cooled and cut into bite-sized pieces

1 pint fresh blueberries

16 ounces cream cheese

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup marshmallow cream

24 ounces (3 of the 8 ounce tubs) Cool Whip

Directions:

Beat together the cream cheese and sugar. Mix in the marshmallow cream, scraping down the sides as needed.

Mix in 16 ounces of Cool Whip, reserving the remaining 8 ounce for the topping.

Layer the red velvet cake pieces, the blueberries, and the cheesecake filling in a trifle dish. Top with the remaining Cool Whip and blueberries.

Keep chilled until ready to serve.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

19 comments on “Red Velvet, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Trifle”

  1. I seriously wish I was eating this right now. Sounds amazing!

  2. This sounds so good!

  3. I also love stuff out of a jar…seems like it has fewer calories. =) This looks great!!

  4. That looks fantastic! I love the little pink and red hearts, too!

  5. I love that this is so easy! I need to get me some jars so I can hop on this jarred-desserts bandwagon.

  6. Ummm, yes please! Although the red velvet cake batter dip was so good, I’m a little scared to make something else & stop eating that…..

  7. wonderful idea! what size jars did you use? thanks!

    • I actually used a couple of different sized jars– the “standard” sized ones (I think they hold about 1 1/2 cups) and then the bigger ones (I think they hold almost 3 cups?)

  8. Yum! I love making trifles, and individual ones look like a great idea for a party. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Yum – you are turning me into a red velvet believer!

  10. This looks so awesome! Can’t wait to make it!

  11. Holy cow! That’s awesome. Much better than a frog in a jar. Or anything in a jar, that is. I think I need a “Something Swanky” pinboard on pinterest…

  12. Your blog is awesome! I’m trying these for the ladies I work with this week.

  13. I am so with you, if it’s in a jar I love it!

  14. This trifle looks amazing! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

  15. I love this! So cute! I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

  16. Wow – that looks amazing!! I shared it on my TT&J FB page :)

    xoxox
    Jen

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