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Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle Recipe

Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle Recipe

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 YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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