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Christmas Lasagna Dessert

This Christmas Lasagna Dessert is a fun and beautiful dessert for your holiday party or dinner. With colorful layers of green, red, and white this dessert is sure to be a holiday favorite. Layers of red velvet cake, cream cheese, peppermint, and whipped topping make this dessert one that is a big hit.

Christmas lasagna dessert

Christmas Lasagna Dessert

This dessert is such a beautiful and festive layered treat for the holidays.

What I love about this cake:

  • It’s so pretty and festive looking
  • the peppermint flavor is a fun holiday flavor, but if you don’t want to overpower the cake then you can just leave the extract out of the recipe
  • even though there are many steps to this dessert, it’s actually easy to make
  • you can make this dessert in stages
  • this Christmas cake can be made ahead of time

Christmas lasagna

FAQs

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I make this Christmas Lasagna ahead of time?

Yes! You can make this Christmas dessert ahead of time, but do not add the sprinkles on top until you are ready to serve. The time recommended on making this ahead of time is about 3 days prior

Storage: Store covered and in the refrigerator for 3-5 days

Can I Freeze this Christmas Dessert?

You can freeze this dessert for up to one month. Cover tightly to freeze. Thaw at room temperature. One side note – Any sprinkles that are on the whipped topping will probably bleed with the change in temperature

Christmas lasagna dessert

Tips and Tricks

  • the red layer is not the same as following directions from the back of the cake box. Follow the recipe instructions, instead
  • Using a power mixer will help breakdown the cream cheese when making that white layer
  • Use room-temperature cream cheese to mix with
  • Peppermint flavor. The next time I make this cake, I don’t think I’ll add the peppermint flavoring. I really enjoy the cream cheese and red velvet flavors standing alone. If you don’t want the strong peppermint flavor, then you can easily leave out the extract in the green layer

If you are ready to make this delicious dessert, let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

Ingredients:

red layer ingredients for Christmas lasagna

Red Layer Ingredients:

  • red velvet cake mix
  • vegetable oil
  • large eggs
  • vanilla extract

white layer ingredients for Christmas lasagna

White Layer Indgredients:

  • cream cheese – 1/3 less fat or regular work for this recipe
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • salt

green layer ingredients for Christmas lasagna

Green Layer Ingredients:

  • whole milk – this is used to mix with the pudding mix and should be cold to help the pudding set up quickly
  • white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • peppermint extract – as I have mentioned before, if you’d rather not have a peppermint flavor then you can leave this out. I honestly think this would be what I would do next time. I love the cream cheese and red velvet layer, and the peppermint kind of overpowers those flavors. On the other hand, peppermint is a fun holiday flavor
  • green food coloring – you can leave out the food coloring if you want, but the green adds another festive layer to this Christmas dessert

Top White Layer Ingredients:

  • cool whip topping – find this in the frozen section of your grocery store. This should be completely thawed before spreading
  • optional: Christmas sprinkles and Andes Mints are broken up

layers for Christmas lasagna

How do you make Christmas Lasagna?

  • mix cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract
  • pour into a 9×13 inch pan and bake
  • let cool completely
  • while the cake cools…
  • using a mixer, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt
  • cover the cream cheese mixture and store in the refrigerator
  • in a medium bowl, mix the milk, pudding mix, peppermint extract, and food coloring
  • cover and refrigerate
  • once the red velvet cake has completely cooled, add large spoonfuls of cream cheese frosting to the cake layer and spread them out
  • to the top of the cream cheese add large spoonfuls of the green pudding and spread out
  • add large spoonfuls of whipped topping to the pudding and carefully spread it out
  • add sprinkles and candy
  • cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight so the layers are nice and firm before cutting and serving

 

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Christmas Lasagna Dessert

A fun and festive holiday cake

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + refrigeration
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 16-20 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

Red Layer:

  • 1 (15 oz.) red velvet cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract

White Layer:

  • 16 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1&3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Green Layer:

  • 2 cups of 2% or whole milk – cold
  • 3 oz. of white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 tsp. of peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp. green food coloring

Top white Layer:

  • 8 oz. of cool whip topping – thawed
  • optional: Christmas sprinkles, and Andes mints broken up

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan

Red Layer

  • In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract – this will be a very thick batter
  • Spread the red velvet cake batter into the bottom of the cake pan
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes
  • set out and let cool

Cream Cheese/White Layer

  • meanwhile, in an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy
  • add salt, vanilla, and powdered sugar
  • whip until mixed in
  • cover and refrigerate

Green Layer

  • In a medium bowl, combine the pudding mixture, cold milk, peppermint extract, and food coloring
  • cover and refrigerate while the cake is cooling
  • once the cake has completely cooled, add large spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture all over the red velvet layer and carefully spread
  • to the top of the cream cheese layer, add spoonfuls of green pudding layer and carefully spread out

White Layer on top

  • add large spoonfuls of thawed whipped topping over the green layer and spread it out
  • finally, add sprinkles and broken candies

Notes

Can I make this Christmas Lasagna ahead of time?

Yes! You can make this Christmas dessert ahead of time, but do not add the sprinkles on top until you are ready to serve. The time recommended for making this ahead of time is about 3 days prior

Storage: Store covered and in the refrigerator for 3-5 days

Can I Freeze this Christmas Dessert?

You can freeze this dessert for up to one month. Cover tightly to freeze. Thaw at room temperature. One side note – Any sprinkles that are on the whipped topping will probably bleed with the change in temperature

Tips and Tricks

  • the red layer is not the same as following directions from the back of the cake box. Follow the recipe instructions, instead
  • Using a power mixer will help breakdown the cream cheese when making that white layer
  • Use room-temperature cream cheese to mix with
  • Peppermint flavor. The next time I make this cake, I don’t think I’ll add the peppermint flavoring. I really enjoy the cream cheese and red velvet flavors standing alone. If you don’t want the strong peppermint flavor, then you can easily leave out the extract in the green layer

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