There’s something undeniably magical about the combination of strawberries, cheesecake, and whipped cream. It’s like a symphony of flavors and textures that dances on your taste buds. If you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert that’s easy to make but looks and tastes like a work of art, then you’re in for a treat. In this recipe, we’re going to create a luscious Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle that will have your guests singing your praises. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion, from a fancy dinner party to a cozy family gathering. So, let’s dive into this dessert delight!


For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 2 cups of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of heavy cream

For the Strawberry Layer:

  • 4 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest

For the Trifle Assembly:

  • 1 store-bought angel food cake, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 2 cups of whipped cream
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish


Making the Cheesecake Layer:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  4. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until it’s fully incorporated.

Creating the Strawberry Layer:

  1. In another bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Toss gently to coat the strawberries evenly in the sugar and citrusy goodness.
  2. Allow the strawberry mixture to sit for about 15 minutes to macerate, releasing those sweet strawberry juices.

Assembling the Trifle:

  1. In a trifle dish or a large glass bowl, begin by placing a layer of angel food cake cubes at the bottom.
  2. Spoon a generous layer of the strawberry mixture over the cake cubes, letting some of the juice soak into the cake.
  3. Next, add a layer of the cheesecake mixture, spreading it evenly over the strawberries.
  4. Repeat the layers until you’ve used up all your ingredients, finishing with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
  5. Garnish your masterpiece with fresh mint leaves for a pop of color and freshness.
  6. Chill the trifle in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld together.

Tips for Perfection

  • Use fresh, ripe strawberries for the best flavor. If strawberries aren’t in season, you can use frozen strawberries, but be sure to thaw and drain them first.
  • Don’t overmix the cheesecake layer; gentle folding is key to achieving that fluffy, creamy texture.
  • If you want to get creative, you can add a layer of chocolate ganache or crushed cookies between the cake and cheesecake layers for an extra indulgent twist.

Variation: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

For a decadent twist on this classic trifle, try this chocolatey variation:


  • 1 batch of the cheesecake layer as described above
  • 4 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream


  1. Prepare the cheesecake layer following the instructions above.
  2. Instead of macerating the strawberries with sugar and lemon, simply slice them and set them aside.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the heavy cream until it’s hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and let it sit for a minute to melt the chocolate. Then, stir until you have a smooth chocolate ganache.
  5. To assemble, layer the trifle as described in the main recipe, but drizzle the chocolate ganache over each layer of cheesecake.
  6. Finish with a few chocolate chips and strawberry slices on top.

This Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle is a delightful twist on the original, combining the richness of chocolate with the freshness of strawberries for an unforgettable dessert experience.

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of flavors and textures. With layers of creamy cheesecake, juicy strawberries, and airy angel food cake, every spoonful is a taste of heaven. Whether you stick to the classic recipe or venture into the world of chocolate-covered strawberries, this dessert is sure to impress.

So, the next time you’re looking for a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious, remember this Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle. It’s a dessert that brings joy to the eyes and the taste buds, making any occasion a special one. Enjoy!

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