There are certain types of desserts that are almost guaranteed to bring a smile to your face as soon as you hear them mentioned. One of those treats is cheesecake, because it seems to be such a fantastic addition to any meal. I don’t know if it is the taste of the cheesecake or if it is the creaminess but in either case, it is one of our favorites.
If you are somebody that loves cheesecake, you are going to find this recipe to be a most wonderful addition to your regular menu. It is for a Strawberry Key lime cheesecake trifle and if the name of the recipe sounds delicious, you are going to love the way that it tastes. Put this one in front of your family tonight and watch the smiles begin.
1 strawberry cake mix, plus ingredients required on the box
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
6 cups strawberries, sliced
6 whole strawberries, for garnish
Zest of one lime
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
Prepare the strawberry cake mix according to package directions, then bake in the prepared baking dish. Cool completely, then cut into 1-inch cubes.
Using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl until smooth and creamy. Add in the lime juice, then continue beating until well-incorporated. Gently fold in the Cool Whip.
To assemble the trifle, layer half of the cake cubes, half the cheesecake mixture, and then half the sliced strawberries in a medium or large trifle dish. Repeat the layers once more, ending with the cheesecake mixture on top. Finish by garnishing with the whole strawberries and lime zest.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!