Irresistible Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

12 Servings
15 min

Here’s another layered dessert to add to the trifle recipes on this blog. If you’re not a fan of chocolate, maybe this strawberry cheesecake trifle is more appealing to you.

Fresh strawberries in between strawberry cake, cheesecake pudding, and whipped cream for a delicious layered dessert any time of year. See how to make this quick and easy trifle recipe the next time you need a sweet treat.

Layered strawberry dessert in a clear trifle bowl.
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Layered Dessert

I usually reach for chocolate desserts if there’s an option, but once in a while I love anything with fresh strawberries. The colors and flavors of this trifle remind me of spring or Valentine’s Day, but it’s most definitely delicious all year round.

Fill up your trifle bowl with these tasty layers of strawberry cheesecake for your next event.

Layers of strawberry cake, cheesecake pudding, whipped cream, and strawberries in a trifle bowl
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Ingredients

(Exact measurements in printable recipe card below)

  • Strawberry cake mix
  • Ingredients to make the cake mix (usually eggs, water, and oil)
  • Instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • Milk
  • Whipped topping, thawed
  • Fresh strawberries, washed and dried

Strawberry trifle directions

Whisk together the pudding and milk in a small bowl.

Adding pudding mix into bowl with milk.

Place the smooth pudding mixture into the refrigerator for 5 minutes.

Whisked pudding in a bowl.

Put 5-8 whole strawberries to the side.

Remove the tops of the remaining strawberries and slice them into quarters.

Baked strawberry cake in a pan cut into cubes.

Bake the strawberry cake mix as per instructions. Use the directions on the box for 2 rounds or a 9 × 13 sheet pan.

Cubes of strawberry cake in a trifle bowl.

Let the cake cool completely and then cut into cubes.

Pieces of strawberry cake in a trifle bowl.

Place half of the cake cubes into a trifle bowl.

Layering pudding onto strawberry cake in a trifle.

Top with half of the pudding and half of the whipped topping.

Putting whipped cream on top of pudding in a trifle.

Smooth out each layer as you go.

Fresh strawberries on top of whipped cream in a trifle bowl.

Add the fresh sliced strawberries.

Large dollop of whipped cream on top of pudding.

Repeat the layers ending with a large center dollop of whipped topping.

Fresh whole strawberries on top of a trifle.

Add the reserved fresh whole strawberries.

Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Finished strawberry cheese cake trifle in a trifle bowl.

Serves 10-12 people.

Recipe notes and FAQ

Tasty Strawberry Trifle Additions

If you miss the crunch of cookies in this trifle, add in some crushed graham crackers, shortbread cookie crumbles, or any kind of vanilla cookie.

Can you make a strawberry cheesecake trifle the day before?

I would get the layers of the trifle ready the day before and assemble it the day of. Bake the cake, make the pudding, cut the strawberries, and have each layer ready to go so you only have to put them in the bowl.

How can I make a mini strawberry trifle?

Use a strawberry cupcake, a vanilla Snack Pack, and whipped cream from a can to make a mini strawberry trifle.

Trifle Bowl
Trifle Bowl


Make those trifles look fancy even though they are impossibly easy to make! Display all the layers in this gorgeous trifle bowl.

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02/14/2023 02:15 am GMT
A trifle bowl with layers of cake, strawberries, pudding, and whipped cream topped with fresh berries.

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Irresistible Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe
Recipe details
  • 12  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1 box, 15.25 oz, strawberry cake mix and ingredients to make cake (usually eggs, water and oil)
  • 1 small box, 3.4 oz, instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 small tub, 8 oz, whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh strawberries, washed and dried

In a small bowl, whisk together pudding and milk until mixture is smooth. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
Set aside 5-8 whole strawberries. Remove tops of remaining berries and slice into quarters
Bake cake according to package directions for 2 rounds or a 9x13 sheet pan. Let cool completely and cut cake into cubes. Place half of the cake cubes into a trifle bowl. Top with half of the pudding and half of the whipped topping, smoothing each layer. Top with fresh sliced strawberries.
Repeat layers, ending with a large center dollop of whipped topping. Add reserved fresh whole berries
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve or serve immediately.
Jennifer Soltys
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