Over a year ago, I was making a lovely bundt cake to take to a baby shower. It was going to be so pretty! I took it out of the oven, let it cool slightly, just like you’re supposed to. I ran my knife around the edges to loosen the cake – so far so good. And then the moment of truth…I invert the cake and hear the “plop” onto the cake plate. I turn the bundt pan right side up, to realize only half the cake came out of the pan. Nooooo!!!
After learning from this experience, I now ALWAYS grease and flour my bundt pan. Non-stick baking spray did not cut it on the day of the baby shower. However, I was now faced with the dilemma of what to take to the baby shower, as I was supposed to bring a dessert. The cake was perfectly edible (although quite ugly!) as it was in multiple pieces on the cooling rack. One word popped into my head – Parfaits!!
Luckily, I had a few extra ingredients in my fridge to make these fabulous Red Velvet Cake Parfaits. A perfect dessert, especially when your cake doesn’t turn out so “perfect”. These are super easy to make, and come together beautifully in any glass, clear dish or even mason jars! The cake uses a simple cake mix, and complemented by a deliciously sweet cream cheese filling. I now make a cake just to purposely break apart for this fun, delicious dessert! Here’s how they come together:
These parfaits are perfect for a fun Valentine’s Day dessert, topped off with a fun Valentine’s day chocolate heart. You could even put them in small clear plastic cups and would be great as a classroom treat or bake sale goodie!
Either way you serve these, they will be a hit with adults and kids. Enjoy!