Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling


16 servings

Updated: Nov. 22, 2023
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
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Optional: Chocolate curls and additional sliced strawberries


  1. In a bowl, toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.
  2. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, orange juice and remaining sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped cream; set aside.
  3. Drain strawberries, reserving juice; set berries aside. Gently toss cake cubes with reserved juice. Place half the cake in a 4-qt. trifle dish or serving bowl. Top with a third of cream cheese mixture, half the strawberries and half 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.

Nutrition Facts

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