Total Time
30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is not authentic, but it is a fast, easy to make and very tasty version of Venice's favorite cheesecake. It comes from the Magic of Jell-O. The name means "pick me up". Also try substituting vanilla wafers for the lady fingers. If you do, reduce the coffee to 1/2 cup because the wafers won't absorb the liquid as well.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare pudding according to box direction.
  2. Add cheese and coffee liqueur and beat until smooth.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour.
  4. Fold in whipped topping.
  5. In a small shallow dish, stir sugar into coffee and dip each ladyfinger in for only 4-5 seconds (letting them soak too long will make them fall apart).
  6. Line bottom of 8 cup trifle bowl with 1/2 of the lady fingers, spread 1/2 of pudding mixture over cookies and sprinkle with 1/2 of the chocolate; repeat layers.
  7. Cover tightly and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
Most Helpful

Full marks for a lovely end to a meal. It took little effort to make and I had most of the ingredients on hand. Highly recommended. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy Billingham April 16, 2005