Do you have times when you wish making a dessert wasn’t such a chore?? Wish you could just throw something together that was simple & quick but that looked amazing & your family would gush over?? Yeah- me too!! All the time. Insert the crash cake!! It’s so crazy easy & my family LOVED it. Especially the hubs because he’s not a huge fan of frosting. So for him- being able to have cake without the frosting was great.
This all came about because I went to Wal-Mart. Yeah- I usually don’t do the shopping because it’s dangerous for me to do so. But the circumstances were such that I had to head into town & take care of it. So as luck would have it- right as I walked in the door they had this huge display of glassware on sale. All sorts of things that would have made a lovely addition to my prop cabinet. I tried to use restraint but the one thing I couldn’t pass up with this trifle dish. I have always wanted one & it was just calling me. For the price I couldn’t pass it up. I would have kicked myself for not buying it- so I did.
Then I sat & looked at it for about another week before I actually did something with it. I just couldn’t decide what I would make first. I finally decided on a crash cake- mainly for it’s ease & secondly because I was craving all those flavors & what better way to nix that craving than to put them together.
Red Velvet BlackBerry Crash Cake
- 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix eggs, oil & water- baked to package instructions in 9x13 pan.
- 1 large tub cool whip
- 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding
- 4 cups milk
- 2 cups Blackberries
- Bake your cake & set aside to cool.
- While cake is baking prepare your instant pudding to pkg instructions with your mix & milk.
- Once cake is cooled & pudding is set pull all ingredients out & prepare to assemble.
- Start by cutting your cake into squares so it's easier to handle.
- Pull out & break cake up into large pieces to cover the bottom of dish.
- Layer in by the spoonful your cool whip.
- Then a layer of berries.
- Add another layer of cake pieces.
- Now add your pudding, followed by more cake, then cool whip & then the last of the cake.
- Top with remaining cool whip & more berries.
- Keep in freezer until about 12-15 minutes before serving.
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I told you it was easy!
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i love trifles! my mother-in-law makes one with chocolate cake, chocolate fudge, toffee and cool whip. this one looks delicious! can’t pass up red velvet cake!! thanks for another great recipe Gina!! your photos, too, are awesome!
Kim Cunningham says
Girl! You did it again! This looks amazing. I bet the flavors are amazing. I’ve always wanted a trifle dish, too. It’s one of those things you keep meaning to buy, but never do. Maybe I will!
MG Atwood says
Looks great. Love the berries.
Oh my word – that sounds beyond heavenly!
I love blackberries… preferable freshly picked from the hedgerows but it will be a long time yet until it is time for that!
This looks divine! And I think I could justify eating this because it has fruit in it. And fruit is good for you. And fruit wipes out all the calories from the cake, pudding, and whipped topping, right? 🙂
What am I going to do with you?! Every time I come to visit I see something delicious (you’ve got my mouth watering all the time) :o) This is totally pin worthy! Had to pin it! Thanks for sharing!
WOW – That looks phenomenal!! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!
Joan@Chocolate and More says
Gina, can I just say I think you are the most brilliant person in the world! I love cakes but always avoid making them because, well because, when I frost a cake, no matter how hard I try, it looks like a five year old did it. I can now make cakes again and have them look like a work of art! Thank you!
Yum! I love almost anything red-velvet. I especially love that third image, it makes me want to dig in and try some deliciousness!
Serendipity is Sweet says
Holy moly! That looks divine!
Yup. Gonna make this for sure!
Tiaras & Tantrums says
okay – now that looks really GOOD!
Linda R says
That looks so yummy.. If there were more than just my hubby and in this house I would so make this.. But I would eat the whole thing by myself.. Hmmmm.. Maybe I should have some friends over.
Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box says
This looks absolutely divine! Can’t wait to give it a try – pinning! 🙂
yum!!! that looks sooo good! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays @ nap-timecreations.com. Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party this week! I would LOVE for you to add my party to your Tuesday link party list :o) Thanks!!!
Amanda Jillian says
Can I have this in my kitchen like now?
Oh my gosh..this is wonderful. yum.