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Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

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  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla pudding
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups pound cake cubes (1/2-inch)


  1. Reserve 3 or 4 berries for garnish. Slice 1 cup berries; arrange along sides of clear straight-sided 1 1/2-quart bowl.
  2. Blend remaining berries in blender or food processor; add sugar.
  3. In a mixer bowl, beat pudding and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Place 1/2 cake in bottom of dish. Pour 1/2 the pureed berries over cake. Top with 1/2 the pudding mixture.
  4. Repeat.
  5. Cover and chill for 24 hours.
  6. Garnish with reserved berries just before serving.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.