Saturday, April 11, 2015

Quick Cheesecake Trifle Parfaits

I love cheesecake!
I could eat a Costco cheesecake, morning, 
noon and night because
with cheesecake, you can dress it up so many different ways.

I wanted to make something light and fruity so
I decided on Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Parfaits.
These came together rather quick and 
easy and looked very pretty.

I made these for our Easter dessert and 
I had to share because if you are short on time, 
these are perfect. You can make them in advance 
(up to a day) 
and pull them out of the fridge, garnish and serve. 

My family loved them.

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Parfaits

Serving size: 8 generous portions

2 boxes of instant cheesecake jello pudding (3.4 oz boxes)
4 cups milk
1 family size Sarah Lee pound cake (16 oz)
2 containers of strawberries
juice of one lemon
1 cup of sugar

Whipped cream
chocolate curls

1. Wash and trim strawberries. Dice into small, bite sized pieces. 
 Place in medium size bowl and sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice. 
 Stir gently and set aside.

2. Cube pound cake into 1/2 inch squares and set aside.

3. In mixer, empty pudding boxes and add milk. Mix on low until incorporated and switch to    medium. Whip for 5 minutes.

4. In goblets, layer pound cake, pudding, strawberries, pound cake, pudding, strawberries. Refrigerate  at least one hour.

5. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

I know this isn't totally by scratch but it is a quick and easy dessert that is really pretty to look at and tastes very good without being too heavy. I think this would be a great summer dessert, as well.


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Kari! I'm thinking I need to make this with real cheesecake too. This recipe is so good, regardless. I hope you try it! :)

  2. Amber, yum how delish!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Have a great day!

    The Arts by Karena

    1. You will love these (and so will everyone else!) if you make them, Karena. I loved the ease of them, especially when you have a large meal to prepare. I think I might try variations of fruit once summer comes. Oh, could you imagine these with fresh peaches?! Mmmm!


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