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Strawberry Key Lime Cheesecake Trifle Is a Layered Perfection

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Summertime is the best time to experiment with different refreshing and fruity desserts. While strawberries are in season, give this Strawberry Key Lime Cheesecake Trifle a try!

This trifle is so easy to put together, and once you've tried this one you can experiment with other cake/fruit combinations, like white cake and blueberries. Using boxed cake mix makes baking a breeze - keep this recipe in your back pocket for a last-minute showstopping dessert!

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  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Prepare the strawberry cake mix according to package directions, then bake in the prepared baking dish. Cool completely, then cut into 1-inch cubes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve immediately. Enjoy!