This stunning Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle is a make ahead dessert that’s always a crowd pleaser.For a dessert that sounds as great as it tastes, this one can’t be beat! Layers of cupcakes rich in delicious cream and sweet strawberries make this treat very appealing.
How do you make Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle? To assemble this layered confection, I recommend starting with cubed cake, then a layer of strawberries and vanilla cheesecake mousse in that order. Depending on the size and depth of the trifle bowl used, the layers could come together differently, so consider the size of the bowl you’re using when separating the ingredients into layers. This strawberry cheesecake trifle is a fun dessert to make and serve and there’s never ever a spoonful leftover.
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
How To Make Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
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.