Fresh Lemon and Cream Cheese Trifle

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

My whole family enjoys the taste of lemon, and I was looking for a cool refreshing dessert for a family dinner after my son's baseball tourney. I couldn't find what I wanted, so I took some from here, some from there, and this is what I came up with.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine cream cheese, pudding mixes, milk, lemon peel and lemon juice; process until smooth.
  2. Gently fold in whipped topping until well blended.
  3. Arrange 1/3 of angel food loaf in bottom of trifle dish.
  4. Spoon 1/3 of pudding mixture evenly over angel food.
  5. Repeat, forming 2 additional layers.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. If desired, serve garnished with thin lemon twists and fresh mint leaves.
  8. Store in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

I gave this 5 stars! This recipe is so good! I made this for a family gathering and it was a big hit! I came home with very little. I followed the recipe except omitted the grated lemon as I'm not crazy over grated lemon in things. I did however sprinkle some grated lemon on top with some lemon twists and slices of lemon. I will actually be making this refreshing dessert again for another family gathering next Saturday. Thanks for a awesome dessert! Christine

internetnut July 01, 2012

I made this for dessert for our Easter dinner today. My kids don't like ham so we had seafood and this went deliciously with the shrimp scampi and crab cakes I made! I added a layer of lemon curd after the cream cheese layers, but it definitely didn't need it and I won't put it on the next time I make this! Easy and fabulous!

paulclynnc April 24, 2011

This is a gem of a recipe for lemon lovers. I made this for our Easter dessert yesterday, and everyone loved it! I used Meyer lemons, because I had a big clamshell of them from Costco. We loved how lemony this was, and it was so light and refreshing after our big ham dinner. I considered adding some sliced strawberries to the layers as well, but I'm glad I talked myself out of it, because they definitely weren't necessary. I don't have a food processor, so I used my KA mixer instead -- I had to beat the cream cheese mixture at a pretty high speed to get things smooth, but I probably didn't allow my cream cheese to soften enough first. This is going into my regular trifle recipe rotation for sure! Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 09

Muffin Goddess April 13, 2009

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