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This stunning Red Velvet Cake Trifle with Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting, Marshmallow Whipped Cream, and Pecans is perfect for holiday entertaining, and can even be made ahead!
Everyone in our neighborhood goes all Clark Griswold when it comes to decorating their houses for Christmas. Last year we were totally the black sheep of the block. Yea, we were THAT house. We had an excuse though. We just moved in a few months prior and were just finally finishing up all the inside stuff... painting, furniture, etc. We barely got our tree up in time. Needless to say, putting up lights on the house didn't happen.
This year, I wasn't going to let it happen again. Except... it did. Well, so far. I went to decorate the outside of the house last weekend, and I felt like that guy rigging up the lights in the 12 Pains of Christmas song. I couldn't catch a break. My ladder was nowhere near tall enough to reach the gutters. But don't worry, I said to myself. You thought ahead this year and bought this pole extender thingy that helps you for this very circumstance. But of course, I have the one type of gutter guard that it isn't compatible with. Ugh.
So now I have to wait until this weekend, since it's dark by the time I get home from teaching every day. I borrowed a bigger ladder from the parents, and I'm freaking determined to slap some lights on the house.
Luckily my decorating failure didn't extend to the kitchen... because this creative trifle recipe came out legit amazing. I happily drowned my sorrows last weekend in way too much of this Red Velvet Cake Trifle with Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting, Marshmallow Whipped Cream, and Pecans.
I know, it's a mouth-full to say. But just calling it a red velvet trifle doesn't do it justice. That cream cheese mascarpone frosting. The marshmallow whipped cream. ERMAGHERD it's good.
Be warned. This dessert is for all my fellow sweet tooth's out there. It's layer upon layer of sugary goodness. But it has pecans in it. And nuts are supposedly good for you. So there's that.
And good news. This trifle can be made and assembled ahead of time (you can even bake the red velvet cake the day before and just keep it covered with plastic wrap on the counter). Just stick the whole assembled trifle in the refrigerator for up to a few hours and remove 10 minutes or so before serving to let it come to temperature a bit.
You can see the recipe for this Red Velvet Cake Trifle with Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting, Marshmallow Frosting, and Pecans over at Dixie Crystals!Print