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Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Top with the remaining raspberries. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with chocolate if desired.

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  • wanell
    Aug 17, 2012

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

  • wanell
    Aug 17, 2012

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

  • wanell
    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
    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.
    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
    Apr 16, 2012

    It's the same trifle recipe, using blueberries instead.

  • Iggi07
    Apr 16, 2012

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

  • hwdog
    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
    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
    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.