Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Strawberry Trifle Recipe

My mother gave me this Strawberry Trifle recipe years ago and I make it for almost every family dinner. It is especially wonderful for Easter dessert or any Spring or Summer time gatherings. It is very easy and delicious! The best part is, no cooking required!

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The Best Easter & Spring Dessert: Strawberry Trifle Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 1 Loaf Pound Cake, thawed and cut into 1" squares
  • 1½ Cups Sugar (divided)
  • 2 Packages Cream Cheese (8 oz.)
  • 3 Tbls Orange Juice
  • 2 or 3 Pints Fresh Strawberries, sliced
  • 4 Cups Whipped Cream
  • 2 Squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate, curls for garnish (optional)
  1. In a bowl, toss strawberries with ½ Cup of Sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, orange juice, and remaining sugar until smooth. Add 3 Cups Whipped Cream. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, add 1 Cup of the strawberries you tossed with sugar. I like to smash these to drizzle over the pound cake. Set these aside for now.
  4. In a trifle dish, place half of the Pound Cake in the bottom. Drizzle half of the smashed strawberries over the pound cake. Cover with half of the Cream Cheese mixture and half of the strawberries. Repeat layers.
I like to end my layers with strawberries, so sometimes I will buy an extra pint to add fresh strawberries to the top and I end with a cup of whipped cream on top in the middle with a few strawberries neatly arranged on top. You can also garnish with chocolate curls!

I usually taste test as I go. I have never really measured everything, so it may not need this much sugar! I think this looks best in a trifle dish so you can see all of the beautiful layers! You can get a Trifle Dish very cheap for less than $20! Please let me know if you make this and what everyone thought of it! What is your favorite Spring time recipe? I especially love ones that are no bake!

Easter Dessert: Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Melanie Kampman

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  1. Ok… so I didn’t even know this dessert existed until about 10 months ago when a friend had it for her birthday. After that I was hooked. I need to try this recipe for myself. YUM! – Katy

  2. Ooh, that looks yummy! The strawberry on top of the whipped cream totally makes the dish, I think. 😀 Would love to try this, but as you suggested, I’ll need to pick up a Trifle Dish first, lol. 🙂

  3. How far in advance can you make this dish? Wouldn’t want it to be too soggy….just trying to plan ahead! Thanks!

    1. Kathy, I usually make it the night before so the juices can soak in to the pound cake. I would think a few days ahead would be ok. I have never made it more than the night before though. It is delicious!

    1. I actually use cool whip. I think I’ll change that in the ingredients. Thanks and let me know if you make it! It is yuummmy!

  4. OH WOW! This looks beyond yummy and I’m heading to the store this afternoon to buy the stuff to make it 🙂 Looks like I’ll have a yummy treat in the house this weekend!!

    Kelly Burroughs Crowell

  5. This may be a real stupid question, but do you think I could use any other fruit than strawberries? I’m not one for strawberries, so anything other than strawberries would be ‘FABU!’
    Thank you!

  6. oh wow it looks yum!! i want some:P it looks sooo good and easy to make i think im gunna make one for mothers day for my mommy!! 😀 thanks!

  7. oh I cannot believe I have all the stuff to make this.. Im going to surprise hubby with this for desert tonight 😀 th

  8. This is a dessert that I cannot wait to try! Seriously! I’m going to the store tonight to get everything 🙂 I’m also not telling any of my family that it contains cream cheese or they won’t eat it. I know, I know…bad mommy!

  9. This was delicious and so easy to make. I forgot a dessert for Father’s Day and this was the quickest last minute strawberry Trifle. It was a huge hit. Thank you!

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