Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe
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Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

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Fresh raspberries add lovely layers of color to this easy-to-assemble dessert. A rich mixture of sweetened cream cheese and whipped cream is a refreshing change from the pudding found in many trifles. —Wendy Block, Abbotsford, British Columbia
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 4 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely grated or shaved
  • Grated chocolate or chocolate curls, optional


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions. Cool; cut into 3/4-in. cubes. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.
  2. In a trifle bowl or individual dessert glasses, layer half of cake cubes, 1-1/2 cups raspberries, half of cream cheese mixture and half of chocolate. Repeat layers.
  3. Top with the remaining raspberries. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with chocolate if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p44

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wanell User ID: 1996473 203633
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"I also forgot to mention we prefer the French vanilla cake mix by Pillsbury."

wanell User ID: 1996473 79677
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"My previous post did not let me put in the 5 stars"

wanell User ID: 1996473 23370
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"My family has actually made this recipe many times and LOVE it. We prefer more of the cream so we actually double the recipe on the cream cheese,whipping cream, & powdered sugar portion. It's not overly sweet and so delicious. The only thing I add is some vanilla extract to the cream cheese."

poe_1237 User ID: 6708979 79675
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times and it has always gotten great reviews. I do make a few changes.

When I am in a hurry, I just buy a store made angel food cake. I always use strawberries and I like white chocolate instead of semisweet. Which ever chocolate you use, put it in the freezer first. It is so much easier to shave."

N.L. User ID: 6627784 23369
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"I tried this recipe for Mother's Day. It was sooo good! I could not decide between raspberries or blueberries so I ended up doing it with both berries. Also, I did not make the cake, I bought angel cake instead. The result was a delicious Red, White, and Blue dessert that I will definitively do again for the 4th of July!!!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 30653
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"[quote user="Iggi07"]

There's another trifle pictured behind the Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle. Is that recipe available?
It's the same recipe only using blueberries instead."

Iggi07 User ID: 5514942 42133
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"There's another trifle pictured behind the Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle. Is that recipe available?"

hwdog User ID: 5202486 79671
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"I DO love to cook! I think you misinterpreted my review. I don't think it was too hard (or 'work'). I really enjoyed making it. It's just that my OPINION is that it didn't taste that great. =)"

slosh29 User ID: 2793210 77122
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"Unlike the last reviewer I dont see where any part of it is 'hard work'. I did not make the cake from scratch, or have to cut up any fruit.The cream took about 5 minutes.I guess they are used to just buying ready made stuff.I thought this tasted very good and will make it again. Then again I like to cook so it isnt 'work' to me."

hwdog User ID: 5202486 86022
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"WAY too much effort to make an ok dessert. It's something you would make to look pretty, but I don't care about pretty since I'm just cooking for my family."

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