Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


8-10 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
Cherries are a major crop in New York. Each year, a cherry recipe contest is held to celebrate George Washington's birthday—and I won with this recipe! —Hyacinth Rizzo, Buffalo, New York


  • 5 cups angel food cake cubes
  • 1/4 cup cherry liqueur, optional
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry filling or topping


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 306 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.