Gluten-Free Oreo Brownie Cake Trifle

anniemade | Gluten-Free Oreo Brownie Cake Trifle - Made with Gluten-Free Trader Joe's Joe-Joes and GF Betty Crocker Cake Mixes - Super Easy Recipe
anniemade | Gluten-Free Oreo Brownie Cake Trifle - Made with Gluten-Free Trader Joe's Joe-Joes and GF Betty Crocker Cake Mixes - Super Easy Recipe

Okay, so whether you're gluten-free or not, this is one EASY, FUN, and strangely IMPRESSIVE dessert recipe. I whipped this together for a recent birthday potluck, knowing there'd be a gluten-free guest or two that'd have to skip birthday cake time.

This is a really easy go-to if you've got a trifle bowl and a few mixes on hand. Here's the recipe for both GF and wheat eaters (see notes). Please note, I doubled the recipe for the filling below so you'll have twice as much pictured and can do more layers than I had. If you like what's pictured, cut the filling ingredients by 50%.

GLUTEN FREE "OREO" BROWNIE CAKE TRIFLE

Ingredients

  • One Box Devil's Food Cake Mix + Ingredients to prepare mix (eggs, etc.) per the box - For Gluten-Free, use the Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix
  • One Box Brownie Mix + Ingredients to prepare mix (eggs, etc.) per the box - For Gluten-Free, use the Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Brownie Mix
  • 14-16 crushed Gluten-Free Joe Joe's from Trader Joe's (for wheat eaters, you can use traditional Oreos)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 8oz tubs of french vanilla cool whip, thawed / not frozen
  • 2 8oz packages of plain cream cheese, softened
anniemade | Gluten-Free Oreo Brownie Cake Trifle - Made with Gluten-Free Trader Joe's Joe-Joes and GF Betty Crocker Cake Mixes - Super Easy Recipe
anniemade | Gluten-Free Oreo Brownie Cake Trifle - Made with Gluten-Free Trader Joe's Joe-Joes and GF Betty Crocker Cake Mixes - Super Easy Recipe

Directions

  1. Bake your cake and brownies as each box recommends, then set aside to cool. Bake both in pans (no need for cupcake tin since you'll be cubing the cake shortly).
  2. Meanwhile, make your filling by mixing the cream cheese and sugar until well combined. Fold in Joe Joe's (or Oreos) and cool whip until well mixed. Throw in fridge to chill.
  3. Prepare your cake and brownie pans by cutting each into small 1" to .75" cubes.
  4. Place your first layer (I chose brownie) in the bottom of the trifle bowl, covering the bottom of the bowl but not stacking cubes.
  5. Top the brownie (or cake) first layer with a layer of the cream cheese mixture, smoothing the top with a knife.
  6. Place your next layer with the opposite (if you did brownies first, do cake next) - filling the cubes into one clear layer and not stacking.
  7. Top this layer with filling as well. Repeat as necessary, as your trifle bowl allows.
  8. Top with a filling layer and if you're so inclined, a few crushed Joe Joe's or Oreos on top.
  9. Chill until serving and enjoy the chocolatey goodness on three levels!