Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

A classic kitchen staple, trifle is a quick and easy dessert to make. Have some leftover cake on hand? Use it! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups (340 grams) diced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup (38 grams) sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 21-ounce (595-gram) can strawberry pie filling

Cheesecake mousse :

  • 16 ounces (450 grams) cream cheese
  • 2 cups (300 grams) powdered sugar, divided
  • 4 cups (1 liter) cream, divided
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 angel food cake, or vanilla cake, diced

PREPARATION:

  1. Combine diced strawberries with 1/3 cup sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Mix and set aside to macerate.
  3. Cut cake into cubes.
  4. Whip cream cheese with 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar and 1 ½ cups cream.
  5. Add vanilla, and whisk until smooth and light.
  6. In a separate bowl, whip 2 ½ cups cream with ½ cup powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
  7. Combine by folding 2 cups of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture with a spatula.
  8. Save remaining whipped cream for trifle topping.
  9. Add strawberry pie filling to macerating strawberries and mix well.
  10. Alternate layers of cake pieces, strawberries, and cream cheese mousse until all ingredients have been used.
  11. Top with remaining whipped cream and garnish as desired.

Tip: Instead of using 2 cups of whipped cream, use an 8-ounce jar of frozen whipped topping to combine with cream cheese mixture. Use another jar for topping.

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