Recipe Worthy of Celebration!

I love a good potluck. Everyone brings a dish to pass… and if you enjoy attending a family reunion like me, where everyone seems to have inherited an incredible cooking gene, your plate will be overflowing with goodness you can’t find in any restaurant!

Last summer, I tried my hand at a trifle. Before you ask, no, it didn’t taste like feet. Tastes like a little piece of heaven to me! I am usually more of a savory lovin’ Momma myself, pass the pickles, chips & dip please, but I have a major weakness for cheesecake. Mmmm… cheesecake. So when I stumbled upon this recipe and borrowed my neighbor’s trifle dish, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make. And the presentation gets plenty of pre-firework oooos & ahhhs!

Feel free to add a layer of blueberries within the trifle or as a garnish if you desire to make it look even more patriotic.

Momma’s Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (8 oz) container sour cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 cup Cool Whip
4 tablespoons sugar
1 angel food cake, torn into bite-size pieces
2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced
Fresh mint

Directions:
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until fluffy; add sour cream, ½ teaspoon vanilla and the almond extract; set aside. Fold the cool whip gently into the cream cheese mixture. Combine strawberries and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Layer in a large glass bowl or trifle dish, starting with 1/4 of the strawberries, then adding 1/3 of the cake, and 1/3 of the cream-cheese mixture. Continue layering; finish with strawberries. If you run out of the cream-cheese mixture, simply add a layer of cool whip, then strawberries. Cover with plastic wrap; chill several hours. Before serving, garnish with fresh mint.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted June 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I’m totally stealing this! I have a potluck Sunday night and I’ve been trying to come up with something to bring. I’ll let you know how it turns out – looks super yum!

  2. Posted June 30, 2011 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    thanks from California, Kelli. My Son and his Wife arrive Friday morning from Australia. We’re going to have a light dinner that night and this will be a great finish.

    Sheila

  3. Posted June 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, ladies!! It really is a fun recipe to make and share. ENJOY!

  4. Posted July 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    It was the hit of the night! My Daughter-in-Law asked for a copy to take back to Australia with her. By the way, I enjoy your blog so much. I can remember those days of raising my children.

  5. Posted July 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    This looks delicious.

    I’m doing a link up on August 1 for easy meal planning. Link up a recipe so that it will be easy for us in the kitchen this month. We need it.

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