Enchanted Mommy

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle = A Huge Hit

I’ve made this several times and every time it’s been a huge it!  Everyone loves it because you can enjoy it after a meal that is filling.

Here is the beauty….

A quote from my 5 year old nephew “This is the greatest dessert on earth”.

I love trifles and this one has to be at the very top of my list!  Try it before summer is over.  You’ll be amazed!

Here is the simplicity of the trifle:

All you need is:

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

Here are some thinly sliced strawberries.

Make sure your strawberries are sliced thin.

All you do is:

1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until
fluffy; add sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and the almond extract;
set aside.
2. Fold the cool whip into the cream cheese mixture.
3. Gently stir in cake pieces; set aside.
4. Combine strawberries and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
5. Layer in a large glass bowl, starting with 1/4 of the strawberries, then adding 1/3 of the cake mixture.
6. Continue layering; finish with strawberries.
7. Cover with plastic wrap; and chill several hours.

It’s so dang good!

Oh meeeeeeeee.

So good!  My five year old nephew said “This is the greatest dessert on earth”.  Also, below is my one year old great nephew enjoying its deliciousness.

This is my great nephew enjoying his!

Go make it now while the strawberries are still somewhat fresh!  You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

Check out our other trifles:

Banana Pudding Trifle

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle




  1. flo dixon

    Nov 18, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I will be trying this for xma


  2. Alison M

    Nov 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I made this for a food day at work and it was definitely a hit.


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  4. jen

    Apr 04, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    So how far in advance do you think you can make it? Day before too much?


    • Jamie Hinckley

      Apr 19, 2015 at 10:02 am

      The day before is great! Then all the yummy flavor soaks into the the cake making it even more flavorful. I usually like the next day left overs better than the first day.


  5. Heather

    Jun 06, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Made this twice now for a bbq and work…everyone loves it!! The cream cheese and almond extract make this extra amazing.


    • Kathie Hall

      Feb 14, 2020 at 11:57 am

      If you go to my dessert board Heather I have a slight variation you might enjoy.


  6. Mamie

    Oct 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I will be trying this for Thanksgiving


  7. Flo

    Dec 25, 2018 at 2:50 am

    I made this for an evening dinner party and I was not happy with the way it tasted, by mixing the cake into the cream you couldn’t taste the cake I won’t make it again.


  8. Dec 25, 2018 at 2:56 am

    Made this for an evening dinner party was not happy with end results, won’t make it again couldn’t taste the cake.


  9. Patty mae

    Apr 13, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Making this for my daughters birthday as she liked when I made it in the past!
    Love this recipe


  10. Jen

    Jun 29, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve made this 5 or 6 times now everyone loves it for summer picnics/bbq dessert!


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