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Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

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
    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
  • Optional: Chocolate curls and additional strawberries


  • In a bowl, toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, orange juice and remaining sugar until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream; set aside.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 344 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • DeeDee
    May 21, 2018

    This looks SOOOO good. I can't wait to try it.

  • 13eggslater
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 24, 2013

    Wonderful!!!! Yum Yum!

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