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Rich and decadent dessert for Sweethearts' Day

Posted 2/6/21

Valentine's Day guests will certainly be wowed with this showstopper dessert, courtesy of the Dairy Alliance. Using hot chocolate whipped cream adds a special touch to the classic dessert. Make it easy by using a red velvet cake box mix. Serve in a traditional trifle bowl or make into individual servings using decorative glasses...

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Rich and decadent dessert for Sweethearts' Day

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Valentine's Day guests will certainly be wowed with this showstopper dessert, courtesy of the Dairy Alliance.

Using hot chocolate whipped cream adds a special touch to the classic dessert. Make it easy by using a red velvet cake box mix. Serve in a traditional trifle bowl or make into individual servings using decorative glasses.

**Red Velvet Trifle w/ Hot Chocolate Frosting

Yield 12-16 servings

1 box red velvet cake mix

1 C. whole buttermilk

1⁄2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs, room temperature

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

4 Tbsp. butter, softened

1 C. powdered sugar

1 batch Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream

Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream

16 oz. heavy whipping cream

4 packets dark hot chocolate mix

2 Tbsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, combine cake mix, buttermilk, water and eggs. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Pour into greased 13*9-inch baking pan and bake per box directions. Remove and let cool completely. Cut or break up into small chunks. Cake can be made a day ahead of time. In a large mixing bowl combine cream cheese and butter. Beat on medium speed with electric mixer until well combined. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Set aside. Prepare a batch of Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream. Gently fold Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream into the cream cheese mix. Cover and chill until ready to use. To assemble the trifle, place a layer of cake pieces into bottom of trifle bowl followed by whipped frosting mix. Keep layering until all cake is used making sure to end with whipped frosting. If needed, press down on cake layer each time before adding frosting mix to ensure it all fits in bowl. If desired, top with chocolate shavings, chopped chocolate pieces or chopping pecans.

To make the hot chocolate whipping cream, place heavy whipping cream in glass of stainless-steel bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip cream on high until soft peaks form. Add in hot chocolate packets and vanilla extract. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate.

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