Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

"I modified this recipe to make an easy trifle for my cooking class. The results are fantastic!!! This is definitely the class favorite! Try making it with other seasonal fruits...it's great with fresh peaches!"
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Ready In:
4hrs 30mins




  • In a bowl, toss strawberries with sugar; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese and orange juice until smooth.
  • Fold in Cool Whip. Set aside.
  • Cut pound cake into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Drain strawberries, reserving juice.
  • Gently toss cake cubes with reserved juice.
  • Place half of the cake cubes in a 4 quart trifle dish or clear serving bowl.
  • Top with a third of the cream cheese mixture and half of the strawberries.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Top with remaining cream cheese mixture.
  • Garnish with strawberries, cut into fans.
  • Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.
  • (I've been impatient and served this almost immediately and it's still great!).

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  1. GaylaV
    This is a wonderful trifle, enjoyed by all. Our little store didn't have frozen pound cake so I made from scratch using Recipe #63625 which worked out fine. I only had one pkg. of cream cheese so went with it and added another cup of Cool Whip. It still tasted rich and lovely. In fact, next time I will just use the one, save a few calories (although the cake did not save any!!). I am having a hard time not opening the fridge and digging into the leftovers. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Charmie. Made for ZWT - Xtra Hot Dishes.
  2. Mami J
    Soooo good! I used real whipped cream because I don't really like Cool Whip. I also halved the recipe and used yogurt cream cheese.I wish I had taken a better pic, but my camera died on me. Thank you so much for sharing , we all loved it. Made for Swizzle Chicks and ZWT6.
  3. Sharon123
    Oh my gosh! I had everything on hand except I had to use chocolate cake. I made 2 mini trifles and my DH and I polished them off! Good stuff Charmie! Made by a fellow Looney Spoon Phoodie for ZWT#6.
  4. mightyro_cooking4u
    I made this for Xmas and did not review. So, here I am. This was absolutely delicious. We are giving my mother, who turned 93 on the 10th and my brother, who is turning 59 on the 29th a surprise birthday party. My nieces asked that I mae this for dessert. Will post a photo.
  5. Halcyon Eve
    Made this for Christmas dessert, and everyone loved it! I used 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture in each of 2 layers, and then topped with Cool Whip instead of cream cheese mixture. It looked lovely and tasted oh-so-good! It was also incredibly easy to put together, so it is definitely a winner! Thanks for sharing, Charmie!


  1. Suzie Boozie
    This was a quick & easy recipe that was perfect for our BBQ! I made this fat free by using fat free cream cheese and cool whip and substituting pound cake with angel food cake. I also added 2 tsp of vanilla extract. WOnderful!



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