These Red Velvet Parfaits are pieces of red velvet cake layered with yummy homemade cream cheese icing topped with chopped walnuts.
Red velvet cake is so pretty and the perfect dessert to take to any party. Now, I’m not a huge pastry person more so a candy lover. However, there are two things that I just can’t resist, red velvet cake and carrot cake! These Red Velvet Parfaits are everything and then some… so easy to make and taste so good you’ll be going back for more.
I don’t really bake much and normally don’t bake with boxed mixes, but this time I cheated and used a red velvet cake mix to make these Red Velvet Parfaits, much easier and quicker. I know, gasp! The icing on the other hand is completely homemade. No one will ever know these are cake mix parfaits especially once they taste them. Dessert Parfaits are fun and easy to make. It’s literally just layers of dessert components. You can add whatever you want to like cake, brownies, cookies, ice cream, whipped cream etc.
Red Velvet Parfait
For the Cake
- 1 Box Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix
- 3 Large Eggs
- 1/3 Cup Canola oil
For the Icing
- 8 Ounces Softened cream cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1-2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract
- 2-4 Tablespoons Heavy cream, as needed (add more if needed to reach desired consistency of icing)
- 1/2 Cup Chopped walnuts
For the cake
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all cake ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
- Cut the cakes in half then into cubes. Reserve the rest for later.
For the cream cheese icing
- In a stand mixing bowl, mix softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract and heavy cream. Mix until well combined and is desired consistency.
- Place about 1/2 cup of cake cubes in 4-8 glasses or jars. Pipe the cheesecake icing on top and continue to layer.
- Top each parfait with chopped walnuts.
- For the rest of the cake top with cream cheese icing and walnuts. Enjoy!