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Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Interior Designer by trade, project manager by day, crafty lady by night! My college education was spent in art school where I learned to love creativity and free expression. I live with my long time boyfriend and all of our animal kidlets who fill my days with smiles and inspire me to always try for greater.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Fabulous Foodie Fridays

Happy Friday- thank goodness it is here once again!! This week I decided to share one of my favorite things in the world. I have grown up with my mother making a delectable Trifle for dessert on special occasions in the summer time. I even requested that she make it instead of a birthday cake one year! It has angel food cake mixed in with cream cheese and whipped cream and then you layer this mixture with cherry pie filling. OH MY GOODNESS! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Here is another wonderful trifle alternative sure to please-

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

14-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chillingIngredients

2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced

1 cup sugar, divided

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons orange juice

3 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

3 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated

Chocolate curls and additional strawberries, optional


In a bowl, toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.

In a bowl, beat cream cheese, orange juice and remaining sugar until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream; set aside.

Drain strawberries, reserving juice; set the berries aside. Gently toss cake cubes with reserved juice. Place half of the cake in a 4-qt. trifle dish or serving bowl. Top with a third of the cream cheese mixture, half of the strawberries and half of the grated chocolate. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Garnish with chocolate curls and strawberries if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 344 calories, 25 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

1 comment:

  1. Sigh... I could really use a strawberry cheesecake trifle.