Friday, January 12, 2018
I made this for our family get together on Christmas day and it was a huge hit! It was so good, that I think I will make it again next year and start a tradition!
The original recipe is from Taste of Lizzy T, I changed it up a bit. Here is my recipe:
Christmas Peppermint Cheesecake Trifle
1 box of Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix
1/3 cup oil
1 1/4 cup milk
12 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter softened
2 tsp peppermint extract
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
8 ounces of cool whip
1 package of peppermint Oreos with green filling, quartered with knife or just crush for times sake!
Prepare cake mix by combining box mix, eggs, oil and milk. Bake in preferred pan. I used a 9x13" pan. Bake as directed on box. Let cake cool completely before cutting into squares or bite size pieces.
Prepare filling by mixing together cream cheese and butter with a mixer. Once smooth, add peppermint extract, and powdered sugar. Continue mixing until well combined. Fold in cool whip.
To assemble trifle, start with a layer of cake, then cheesecake filling, then Oreos, repeat until full. You will have about half of a cake left and plenty of filling. If you have 2 trifle bowls, it would probably make 2! Or you could use a larger bowl to begin with.
Refrigerate and enjoy!