St. Patrick's Day Trifle

This St. Patrick's day trifle has layers of green velvet cake and whipped cream cheese with a hint of Irish cream liquor. This easy dessert is perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line and grease two 8 inch cake pans; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

In a large bowl, or in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter and sugar until smooth and well combined.

Add eggs and beat well after each addition.

Add oil, vinegar, vanilla, buttermilk and food colouring. Beat until combined.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. You will see small lumps and that is okay.  Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

To assemble, cut the cakes into 1 inch cubes. Layer ⅓ cubes into the bottom of a trifle dish.

Whip the cream cheese until it is smooth. Add in heavy whipping cream and whip until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and Irish cream liquor and whip until fluffy and smooth.  Top the cake cubes with ⅓ of the whipped cream cheese.

Repeat layers 2 more times and end with the whipped cream cheese. Decorate the top of the trifle with whipping cream and sprinkles.