Raspberry Cocoa Trifle Recipe
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Raspberry Cocoa Trifle Recipe

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"This lovely layered dessert is my husband's favorite," relates Karen Bourne of Magrath, Alberta. "I always make it for our Christmas dinner, but it's excellent after any special meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into 1/2-in. slices
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa

Directions

  1. In bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. In another bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture. Drain raspberries, reserving juice; set berries aside.
  2. Line the bottom of a 3-qt. glass bowl with a fourth of the cake slices. Drizzle with one tablespoon raspberry juice. Spread with a fourth of the cream cheese mixture. Sift a fourth of the cocoa over the top. Sprinkle with a third of the berries. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining cake, cream cheese and cocoa. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Raspberry Trifle in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p38

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"Took this to a company party and EVERYBODY loved it!"

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"I made this for Christmas and it was a hit! The raspberries and mint made it perfect for the holiday."

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"I make this for every party I have because it's fantastic. It's my husband's favorite dessert and is always gone quickly."

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Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"I have made this for many years and it has ALWAYS turned out wonderfully. Rather than buying a frozen pound cake, I make my own. It turns out a bit larger (more servings). Also I have used frozen whipped topping in place of the cream to save a few calories and time. I often make it with strawberries because of the price of raspberries. You really can't go wrong with this wonderful treat!"

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"This recipe is WONDERFUL!! It is pretty easy and it tastes amazing. I've made it many times during the past few years and everyone loves it!"

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