Red Velvet Oreo Trifles in a Jar

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These Red Velvet Oreo Trifles in a jar have layers of moist red velvet cake, chopped Oreos, no bake Oreo cheesecake and chocolate sauce! Chocolatey, easy to make and so tasty!

Red Velvet Oreo Trifle in a Jar

Red Velvet Oreo Trifle

Red Velvet Oreo Trifle in a Jar

So we had kind of a crazy Saturday night. We out on the boat during the day, which we hadn’t done in a few weeks.

It started out great – we took our black lab and our friends brought along their dog. It ended up not being too terribly hot, so the dogs actually did pretty well. The lake was pretty busy though so we waited until a little later to start tubing and wake boarding.

Red Velvet Oreo Trifle in a Jar

The last tuber was the hubs, who decided he wanted me to come out and ride with him, so I did.

Unfortunately, on our first run we hit a pretty big wave and when I came down on the tube, my chest hit first and my back bent, with my legs kind of flying up behind me. I heard a pretty loud crack and immediately let go of the tube.

I totally though I’d just broken my back. It seriously scared me. The hubs had our friends call 911, but I realized I was fine before they sent anyone, so that was good. It took a minute for me to make sure I could still move everything and was fine, but we still went to the ER to get looked at. I was really lucky it wasn’t worse. I really thought it was going to be.

Red Velvet Oreo Trifle in a Jar

Fortunately, the X-ray looked good. I just have to go to an orthopedist now to make sure the stuff that doesn’t show on an X-ray is all good too.

They gave me a pretty massive shot to the butt, which was a first, for the pain. That thing knocked me out. I was talking all kinds of gibberish, which the hubs found amusing.

Now I’m laid up with some pain killers and muscle relaxers. It made for relaxing Sunday for me to edit these pictures. 🙂

Red Velvet Oreo Trifle in a Jar
Red Velvet Oreo Trifle in a Jar

These trifles received a big thumbs up from everyone! I only made about half of what the recipe actually makes and I should have made the whole batch! Everyone loved them. Who doesn’t love layers of red velvet, chocolate and Oreos? Total yum in my book.

And everything is way cuter in jars, don’t you think? I just love them. I can’t decide if I like the bigger or smaller ones better.

I ended up making a mixture of both sizes. The recipe below lays out how to make the larger 8 oz ones, but there are notes for how to make the 4 oz ones too. The bigger ones are basically just an extra round of the layers.

I sure wish I had some of these Red Velvet Oreo Trifles left right now while I’m laid up on the couch. They’d be gone in no time! 🙂

Red Velvet Oreo Trifle in a Jar


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Red Velvet Oreo Trifle in a jar

Red Velvet Oreo Trifles in a jar

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 21 minutes
  • Total Time: 51 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Trifles
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Red Velvet Oreo Trifles in a jar have layers of moist red velvet cake, chopped Oreos, no bake Oreo cheesecake + chocolate sauce! Easy & so tasty!



  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 + 1/8 cup oil
  • 1/2 + 1/8 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 oz red food coloring
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • 16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 2 cups Oreo crumbs*
  • 2530 Oreos, cut into pieces*
  • Chocolate sauce


1. To make red velvet cake, prepare an 8 inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk together all wet ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients until combined.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix on medium high until completely combined.
5. Pour batter into cake pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 19-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
8. To make Oreo layer, add cream cheese, sugar and vanilla to a bowl and beat until smooth.
9. Fold in Cool Whip and Oreo Crumbs.
10. To layer trifles, cut cake into 12 slices. About one slice will be used per trifle.
11. Crumble about half of one slice of cake into the bottom of a jar.
12. Top with a layer of chopped Oreos.
13. Top Oreos with a layer of Oreo cream cheese mixture.
14. Add a layer of chocolate sauce.
15. Repeat steps 11-14.
16. Refrigerate trifles until ready to eat.


To make trifles in smaller jars, skip step 16, and only have one of each layer. It will make about 24 trifles.
*You’ll need most of two 14.3 oz boxes of regular Oreos


  • Serving Size: 1 Trifle
  • Calories: 572
  • Sugar: 52.2 g
  • Sodium: 323.7 mg
  • Fat: 29.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 72.6 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 47.9 mg

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  1. Rebecca

    Hi Lindsay! I”m trying to put together a Valentine’s day themed care package for my boyfriend. I read that desserts in jars travel fairly well, and he only lives three hours away. Would you think that the trifles would ship well? They look amazing.


      As long as they aren’t shaken up too much, they should be ok. I also have a recipe for cake that you can actually bake right into a jar and seal. That recipe is here.

  2. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    I’m so glad you’re okay!! That must have been terrifying. :/ On a much happier note, these trifles are gorgeous! Red velvet, oreos, and cheesecake sounds like the perfect combo in a dessert. 😀

  3. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    I seriously had a dream about red velvet and oreo coming together and here it is! Thank you for being the pioneer!

  4. Rachel @ Bakerita

    I hope you’re okay!! That’s so scary. About these trifles though: Oh my goodness, these look like the ultimate in deliciousness! Love all the flavors that you have happening here.

  5. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    Just re-reading your story makes me cringe. I am so glad everything is ok! If you need ANYTHING you know where to find me. XOXO Also this dessert, HELLO awesomeness.

  6. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Oh my gosh, I’m glad you’re okay. How scary!! You totally need some relax time with these trifles. Wouldn’t it be nice if Oreos really made all the pain go away???


      Thanks Dorothy! It would be nice. I wish all things sugar could fix all problems. I’d certainly be problem and pain free. 🙂

  7. J.nelly

    Stick to wake-boarding; the water goes up your nose when you crash but nothing like a good sinus cleaning. 😉
    Dessert looks amazing! Plan on sending you the most delicious and world’s easiest Key Lime Pie recipe shortly..
    (and seriously, glad you are okay woman!)

  8. Mir

    That is so scary! I’m so glad all is okay, but whoa. What a crazy experience!
    I’m sorry you’re laid up in bed!
    Beautiful dessert, as usual!

  9. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    I hope you are ok today. That sounds horrible!

    There is nothing horrible about these trifles! So adorable and they sound delicious! You think of the coolest things to do with red velvet cake, and I am in awe!

  10. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Glad you’re ok. That must have been some wave! Tubing is so fun though. So I hope you can get back at it soon!
    Lindsay….these are gorgeous. Totally jealous of your awesome photography skills!
    Have a marvelous week!

  11. Tanya Schroeder

    Holy cow Lindsay! I can only imagine how scary that was!! I’m so happy to hear that you didn’t do more to your back! These trifle jars are adorable!! Everything really is cuter in jars! I love the red velvet and Oreo combination!

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29