Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe
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Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

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For a dessert that looks as great as it tastes, this one can't be beat! Layers of rich pound cake, luscious cream and sweet strawberries make this treat very inviting. —Marnie Stoughton, Glenburnie, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14-16 servings


  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated
  • Chocolate curls and additional strawberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 344 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, orange juice and remaining sugar until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream; set aside.
  3. Drain strawberries, reserving juice; set the berries aside. Gently toss cake cubes with reserved juice. Place half of the cake in a 4-qt. trifle dish or serving bowl. Top with a third of the cream cheese mixture, half of the strawberries and half of the grated chocolate. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Garnish with chocolate curls and strawberries if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p45

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13eggslater User ID: 8885334 257595
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2016

"I get requests to make this for birthdays instead of cakes! It's perfect just how it is- I did try to be lazy once and use chopped chocolate chips instead of grating a bar, but the texture was a bit strange."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 223547
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"Trifles are such a fun and beautiful dessert. This one is so good and goes together quickly. I've also used angel food cake for the cake part of the recipe. It lightens it up for people who can't have all the sugar that is in the pound cake. And if I'm in a hurry or don't have whipping cream on hand, I've used Cool Whip for the cream part."

JennMcE User ID: 8090223 69641
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"I made this "for the kids" on Thanksgiving. It was loved by kids and grownups alike! Definitely a keeper. My only complaint is that the posted 20 minute prep time is took me well over an hour to prepare. Well worth the time and effort, though!"

DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 28860
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"Very impressive in appearance and easy to make. Very rich, you could use cool whip instead of the "real" whipped but I don't think it would be as cheesecakish. Delicious!"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 53056
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Wonderful!!!! Yum Yum!"

lucy1111 User ID: 2941351 28855
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"I used sliced frozen strawberries mixed with strawberry pie filling. Then we cubed plain cheesecake and put it on each layer of cake. White chocolate pudding mixed with cool whip was the white layer. Glutinous, but very good."

cherstad User ID: 2390261 203063
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"I made this as a dessert for a cookout we hosted.....everyone loved it and several people asked for the recipe. This was so easy to make and the final result looked beautiful and tasted great!"

LinneaW User ID: 899729 32626
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"Great recipe! My kids love it! The prep time should really be adjusted, though. It may take 20 min to actually assemble it, but it took me almost an hour to prep:cutting, mixing, etc."

cduncan50 User ID: 1866285 71770
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Fresh Strawberries or Frozen! Doesn't matter! This is a great dish! Serve it by dipping into the bowl or cutting or just everyone diving in at the same time! Doesn't matter. It taste great. You should have seen my kids going after it. Just put the dish in the middle of the table and gave them all a spoon!"

gratefuloneindeed User ID: 4200252 53055
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"Kind of plain tasting."

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