Have you been on the search for a show-stopping dessert? This Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle is just what you need!
Every now and again it’s nice to have a dessert for the family. My family loved my Chocolate Trifle Recipe so much I thought I would come up with another trifle for them.
It’s been a long winter and my thoughts have been on things we love to do during summer. One of the things we love to do is pick strawberries for jam or strawberry shortcake. That’s when I thought why not make a strawberry cheesecake trifle dessert.
This is how I made my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
Step By Step Directions
Here is what you will need to make a Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
- Box Yellow Cake Mix (and all the ingredients to make it)
- Cool Whip (thawed)
- Instant Cheesecake Pudding (and the ingredients to make it)
The first thing I did was make the cake according to the directions on the back of the box. I baked it in a 9×13 cake pan. When the cake had finished baking and was cooled I cut the cake into square chunks.
While the cake was baking I prepped my strawberries. First start by washing the berries in cold water, this helps get any dirt that may have been on the berries.
I then cut the tops of the strawberries off and then sliced the berries.
Placing all the sliced berries into a bowl I added the sugar. Taking a potato masher I mashed the berries up some. The sugar helps bring out the juices of the strawberries when you mash them.
When you add the mashed strawberries on top of the cake the juice will soak into the cake and make the cake moister and give it a hint of strawberry flavor.
After the strawberries are mashed set them aside.
Make the Instant Pudding according to the back of the package and then set this aside also.
Layers Of A Trifle
The first layer of this trifle is the cake squares. I used about half of the 9×13 cake for this layer. Place the cake squares into a trifle bowl or large bowl.
Make sure to get as much cake as you can on this layer. That way your layer of strawberries doesn’t just go to the bottom of your bowl.
Once you have the cake layer top it with half of those strawberries you mashed.
The next layer is that of the pudding. Again I used half of the pudding I had prepared.
Next comes half of the tub of Cool Whip. Spread this out evenly over the pudding.
With the first four layers to the Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle done I repeated my steps.
Depending on how tight you place the cake squares on both layerser will depend on if you have any cake extra. Or depending on the size of your bowl.
When I made the pudding I used two boxes because I wanted to make sure I had enough for the two layers. I did have extra when I was done but that was quickly eaten by teenagers so there was no waste.
Sharing one creative recipe at a time ~ Jen
Other My Creative Manner Recipes you may enjoy are
- Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
- Chocolate Trifle Recipe
- Baked Cheesecake Topped with Cherry Topping
- Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe
A simple strawberry cheesecake recipe that is easy to make.
- 1 Package Yellow Cake Mix Plus the ingredients to make the cake
- 2 3.4 Ounce Instant Cheesecake Pudding Plus the ingredients to make the pudding
- 4 Cups Fresh Strawberries
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 16 Ounces Cool Whip Thawed
Make the cake according to the back of the package. Bake in a 9×13 cake pan.
Once the cake has baked and is cooled cut into squares.
In a bowl make the pudding according to the package. Set aside
Wash the strawberries in cold water then cut the tops of the strawberries off.
Slice the berries and place into a bowl.
Sprinkle the sugar onto the sliced strawberries. Using a potato masher mash the berries up. I left my berries with some chunks to them. Set the bowl aside.
In a trifle dish or large bowl add a layer of cake to the bottom of your dish.
On top of the cake add a layer of the mashed strawberries.
The next layer will be the pudding.
On top of the pudding add a layer of the thawed Cool Whip
Repeat the steps of adding cake, strawberries, pudding, and cool whip.