Berrylicious Banana Cheesecake Trifle!


A trifle is the perfect dessert for summer and for serving company, because they are usually cool and creamy and will serve a crowd!   This trifle is all of those things and it's just full of wonderful flavors!  It's got fresh berries, bananas, pound cake (or angel food cake) and a delicious cheesecake filling then topped with whipped cream!!!  Could it get any better than that!   

Actually, it could, because there is also virtually no baking involved, if you buy your pound cake or angel food cake!   This is also a hit with all ages!!!  

Here is what you will need:

1 prebaked pound cake (or you can use an angel food cake if you want something lighter)
1  (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 (3.4 oz.) instant cheesecake pudding mix
1  1/2 cups cold milk
1  (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 oz.) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
1  tsp. vanilla flavoring
1 (21 oz.) can blueberry pie filling
1  (21 oz.) strawberry pie filling
2 bananas sliced
1 pint strawberries, sliced 
1 pint blueberries 

First, you will need to make the cheesecake filling.  Place the softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light fluffy.  Add the instant pudding mix and the 1 1/2 cups cold milk and beat until smooth.   Add the can of sweetened condensed milk and beat with the mixer.  The mixture will be starting to thicken.  Add the tsp. of vanilla flavoring and fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping.  When it's all combined well, set in the fridge to thicken while you get the other ingredients prepared.

You will need a large trifle dish for this or even a smaller punch bowl will work.   Cut the pound cake in about 1 inch cubes.  If you want a lighter dessert, you can use an angel food cake.  You can purchase either in the your deli section of your supermarket or I used the frozen Sarah Lee pound cake after I thawed it. 

Place half of the cake cubes in the bottom of the dish.  Pour the blueberry pie filling over the first cake layer.  Sprinkle with a layer of fresh blueberries, saving half of them for the top!

Place the banana slices over the blueberries, then spread half of the cream cheese filling over banana layer!   Continue with the layers, by layering the rest of the cake cubes,  the can of strawberry filling, top with half of the strawberry slices and then the rest of the cheesecake filling!

Spread the rest of the whipped topping evenly over the top and then arrange the rest of the blueberries and strawberries over the top! 


You can arrange the berries randomly or in a pattern like this!  This is best if you refrigerate it for a few hours before serving so it has time to set up and the flavors to blend.  

This is a great recipe for cookouts or holiday gatherings!  When I served it, it was a hit with everyone!  Enjoy!

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