A Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

A Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle is a delightful and visually appealing dessert that layers the flavors of cheesecake with fresh strawberries and other delicious ingredients. Here’s a simple recipe for you to enjoy:


For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

For the Strawberry Layer:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Trifle Assembly:

  • 1 pound cake or angel food cake, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • Additional whipped topping for layering and topping
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Cheesecake Layer:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Gently fold in the whipped topping until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  1. Prepare the Strawberry Layer:
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Toss until the strawberries are coated in the sugar and lemon juice. Let them sit for a few minutes to release their juices.
  1. Assemble the Trifle:
  • In a trifle dish or a large glass bowl, begin layering the ingredients.
  • Start with a layer of cake cubes at the bottom.
  • Add a layer of the cheesecake mixture over the cake cubes.
  • Follow with a layer of the sliced strawberries.
  1. Repeat Layers:
  • Continue layering, repeating the sequence until you reach the top of the trifle dish. Finish with a layer of whipped topping.
  1. Garnish:
  • Garnish the top with additional sliced strawberries and fresh mint leaves if desired.
  1. Chill:
  • Refrigerate the trifle for at least a couple of hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld and the dessert to set.
  1. Serve:
  • When ready to serve, scoop out portions, making sure to get all the layers in each serving.

This Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for summer or any special occasion. It’s a beautiful dessert that’s as delicious as it is visually appealing. Enjoy!

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