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Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

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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."

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!"

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!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Wonderful!!!! Yum Yum!"

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."

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!"

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."

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!"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"Kind of plain tasting."

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"This is a great recipe perfect for the summer months! It's easy to make and taste delish!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"I made this recipe last summer and it was delicious! Now that it's winter I was wondering if I could use frozen strawberries instead of fresh, because they're out of season?"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"would frozen strawberries work since fresh our out of season"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"I made this last Summer for a family get-together. Everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2008

"This makes a great holiday dessert. It's always a big hit when I make it!"

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