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Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

Strawberry cheesecake trifle recipe

This strawberry cheesecake trifle recipe is a favorite in our house! Last week I took the boys strawberry picking. If you’re local, we went to Bowman Farms in Rexford. They had a great time and we used our fresh strawberries to make this strawberry cheesecake trifle for Father’s Day.

Trifle bowl desserts are perfect for entertaining as they’re so easy to make ahead of time and always looks so pretty! (If you don’t have a trifle bowl, I love this one on Amazon!)

I’m sharing my strawberry cheesecake trifle recipe below.

But first a cute pic of my M&M’s in the strawberry fields 🙂

Strawberry cheesecake trifle recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

Ingredients

For the cake layer

  • cubed pound cake or angel food cake. (I love to use Sara Lee frozen pound cake. I usually buy 2 loaves and use 1 1/2 of them.)

For the cheesecake layer

  • 16 oz of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • another 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

For the strawberry layer

  • 2 pounds of sliced strawberries (you can use fresh or frozen)

Directions

  1.  Start by preparing your cheesecake layer. In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  2.  Add in the sour cream, vanilla extract and almond extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and sugar.
  4. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Layer the bottom of the trifle bowl with cubed pound cake or angel food cake.
  6. Spread a thick layer of the cheesecake mixture, covering all the cake.
  7. Next layer with sliced strawberries.
  8. Repeat another layer of cake and cheesecake.
  9. Top with sliced strawberries. (If not serving right away, wait to top with strawberries so that the juices don’t run.)

Cover and keep refrigerated until serving. Scoop into dessert bowls.

(If you’re making for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day, I also like to add in blueberries for the red, white and blue theme!)

Strawberry cheesecake trifle recipe

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Chocolate chip peanut butter bars

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Chocolate chip peanut butter bars

chocolate chip peanut butter bars

This past week that I’ve been home I’ve found myself baking ALOT, anyone else? (STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS am I right?) Yesterday I was craving something sweet and gooey to comfort my soul. I can’t think of anything that’s more comforting than peanut butter and chocolate so I got to work. These chocolate chip peanut butter bars quickly became a family favorite in our house and you most likely have all of the ingredients on hand.

Chocolate chip peanut butter bars

Ingredients :

  • 2 sticks of salted butter
  • 2/3 cups of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps of vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 3 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease your baking dish (I used a 9×9).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Add in flour and baking soda mixing well. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the batter into your prepared baking dish.
  6. Dollop the peanut butter on top and swirl into the dough.
  7. Pour the remaining dough on top and spread evenly.
  8. Bake in oven for about 22-25 minutes (until you can insert a knife in the center and it comes out clean).
  9. Let cool before cutting.

I personally think these are best when they are warm and all melty in the middle with a nice cold glass of milk enjoyed by my lonesome curled up on the couch with a comfy blanket for all the feels.

chocolate chip peanut butter bars

If you do make these, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how they came out!

 

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