Red Velvet Cake Trifle ~ Red Velvet Cake Loaded with Toasted Coconut, Chocolate Chips and a Light and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting!
This little treat was born from an epic fail.
It was the day I finally decided to conquer my cake roll fear.
Conquer I did not. In fact I failed miserable. I was totally optimistic and I baked that cake roll and then read Dorothy’s Cake Roll Instructions and went about my business. I patiently waited for my cake roll to cool. Before I decided to unroll the fateful cake roll I mixed up my cream cheese frosting because I wanted to be prepared to conquer this itty, bitty cake roll that left a feeling of fear in my gut.
The move that brought my world down around me was the unrolling of the cake roll. Crack. Crack. Crack. Crap.
Now what? As I brushed my tears away and admitted defeat there was no way I was going to let a perfectly tasty Red Velvet Cake go to waste my friends. Conquer I still would it just might not be in the way I dreamed of.
That’s when these amazing little Red Velvet Cake Trifles were born straight out of my kitchen. As I glanced around I saw toasted coconut left over from my “Baked” Toasted Coconut Red Velvet Donuts from earlier in the day and I knew that had to be in the recipe. And of course chocolate chips because I mean chocolate chips make everything better right?
There sat my big bowl of AMAZING cream cheese frosting, but it was just to heavy and thick for my trifle. I wanted something with more of a light fluffy texture and then I remembered I had some Cool Whip in my fridge. Light bulb moment my friends. Now my frosting was lighter and a little more fluffy.
So I decided to start assembling my trifles. Of course then I samples one them. And then disassembled one and maybe two because holy wow they were amazing.
Someday I will battle the Cake Roll again.
I’m not sure when.
For now I will bury my sorrows in these trifles.