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Try this Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Dessert Recipe. It’s easy and delicious. It’s great for entertaining and gatherings.
Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Dessert Recipe
I love my Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe; it’s perfect for entertaining and a festive serve for celebrations. When I make it, I like to build the trifles in individual mason jars to create personal size servings. I then line the jars up on a serving tray to bring to the table. They not only taste great, but they look wonderful. In fact, it looks like you’ve spent lots of time creating this recipe and you haven’t; my favorite part – haha!
This trifle recipe has a built in savers in the mix; ON PURPOSE! Yes, you can make the pound cake, but you can also purchase the pound cake at your supermarket bakery, which makes this super easy. And, of course, you can purchase pre-made whipped topping, but I think whipping up your own is worth the effort with any recipe.
Check out the printable version of my Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Dessert Recipe;
- 1 pound cake (found in the bakery at your local Price Chopper or Market 32 Supermarket)
- 8 oz. whipping cream
- 1 pound of fresh strawberries
- 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Wash, hull & slice the strawberries, but leave out several whole strawberries to top off your mini trifles.
Remove the pound cake from the packaging and wrapper. Slice it and then dice it into small cubes of cake.
Stir the cream cheese, 3 tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar & 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract together.
Using an electric mixer, whip the heavy (or whipping) cream together with 1/4 cup of confectioner's sugar & 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Fold the whipping cream & cream cheese together.
Using small parfait dishes or canning jars, begin to build mini trifles with the following layers:
1. Pound cake pieces
2. Cut strawberries
3. Cream cheese mixture
4. Whipped topping
5. Pound cake pieces
6. Cut strawberries
7. Cream cheese mixture
8. Whipped topping
Finally, top it off with a whole strawberry for serving.
Can you make one large trifle? Yes, you can make this recipe in a large trifle bowl. It’s equally delicious small serving or large.
Making with young children? Use plastic knives for the cutting process. Plastic knives will allow them to learn, grow in cutting confidence and provide a level of safety in the process.
Recipe lessons for children: Every recipe provides lessons and kitchens skills for children. Here are a few items to focus on and talk about when making this recipe with children;
- Hulling strawberries
- Preparing fruit
- Making whipped cream
- Measuring ingredients
- Following direction
Here’s a little more yum fun with strawberries for the kids. They can build their very own flower planter using a strawberry as the flower pot and a pineapple with blueberry as the flower. Making Edible Fruit Flowers is like crafting with food!
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