Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle Recipe
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Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle Recipe

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Cherries are a major crop in New York. Each year, a cherry recipe is conducted to celebrate George Washington's birthday-and I won with this recipe!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 5 cups angel food cake cubes
  • 1/4 cup cherry liqueur, optional
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry filling or topping

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 306 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place cake cubes in large bowl. Sprinkle with liqueur if desired; let stand 30 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cream cheese; beat until blended. Reserve 2 tablespoons whipped topping; fold remaining topping into cheese mixture. Stir topping mixture and pecans into cake cubes; mix well. Spoon cake mixture into a pretty glass or crystal bowl. Spread cherry filling evenly over top. Or, if desired, layer one-half cake mixture and cherry filling; repeat layers.) Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours. Garnish servings with reserved topping. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle in Country June/July 1990, p47

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angel_kissssssss2002 User ID: 7053286 37792
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"A co-worker made this for a dessert at our work. I was a HIT!!!!"

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