This easy Christmas trifle won't stress you out but will save your holiday entertainment. Layers of red velvet cake, pudding, and whipped cream come together quickly and make this gorgeous and delicious holiday treat.
1package red velvet cake mix(plus ingredients needed to bake it)
2packages JELL-O vanilla instant pudding3.9 oz. each
8oz.cool whip thawed
Green food coloring
Prepare cake batter and bake in a 9x13-inch pan as directed on the package. Cool completely.
Beat pudding mixes and milk in a medium bowl with whisk for 2 minutes. Mix in green food coloring until the desired shade is reached.
Cut cake into ½-inch cubes. Distribute two layers of the cake, pudding, and the whipped cream evenly into individual glasses or layer half each of the cake, pudding, and the whipped cream in a trifle bowl; repeat layers.
Decorate as desired.
Use white chocolate instant pudding mix instead of vanilla.
If you like, omit the food coloring and use pistachio pudding instead. It won't be as vibrant in color, but it will still look great!
Let the cake cool completely before building your Christmas trifle. If it's still warm, the pudding will slide off the pieces and end up in the bottom of the bowl.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used and serving size.