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I have definitely been on a strawberry kick this last month.  I just can’t seem to get enough of them! Anything and everything strawberry is just calling my name!  What I’ve really been craving is some chocolate dipped strawberries!  Valentine’s Day is coming up…I’ll have to start dropping some “very subtle” hints.:)

Last month I posted the Strawberry Yogurt Bundt Cake, and I’ve kind of kept with that theme for this month!  I love to have something sweet & pretty for Valentine’s Day, and this trifle is PERFECT!!  I demonstrated how to make this trifle to some ladies at church a few nights ago…I forgot to bring the sugar for the cream section….and I have no idea what I said or if it made any sense whatsoever, but I had fun!  Although I’d really rather just cook in my own kitchen, I really like licking spoons & popping a few strawberries in my mouth, etc. and I’m guessing no one would have appreciated that!:)
Trifles are so easy & fun to put together.  Your sweetheart and/or family will know you love them when they see this masterpiece!  OR…set out all the ingredient and let your family make their own individual trifles in parfait cups, wine goblets, canning jars, or even plastic cups.  I even found cute little mini trifle bowls at Walmart for pretty cheap if you want to do that!

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
Ingredients
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 loaf (about 12-14 oz.) pound cake, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated
  • extra strawberries & chocolate for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl toss the strawberries with ½ cup of sugar, set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, orange juice and remaining sugar until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream; set aside.
  3. Drain the strawberries, reserving juice, set the berries aside. Gently toss cake cubes with reserved juice.
  4. Place half of the cake cubes into the bottom of your trifle bowl. Top with ⅓ of the cream cheese mixture, half of the strawberries and half of the grated chocolate. Repeat layers.
  5. Top with reamining cream cheese mixture.
  6. Garnish with strawberries and grated chocolate.
  7. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. (I think it's even better the next day!)
  8. Yield: 14-16 servings

 
And, as a bonus (aren’t you lucky!:))…here’s some links to my favorite Valentine’s treats!
Chocolate Covered PB Sandwich Cookies (for Valentine’s Day) (This post also has a candy bar card that my kids do for their teachers every year & the Valentine that my husband…3rd grade teacher… makes for his “pupils” every year!  I LOVE them!)

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2 Comments On This Topic
  1. joymarie
    2 years ago

    Yum! I think I may make this for the family for valentines day. May use chocolate pound cake to up the chocolate content. :-)

  2. joymarie
    2 years ago

    Yum! I think I may make this for the family for valentines day. May use chocolate pound cake to up the chocolate content. :-)

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