With summer right around the corner we know that strawberry season is upon us!! I love deserts with strawberries. From short cake to chocolate covered strawberry cake, there are many things to do with this delicious summer fruit. Me and Johnny were having guest over one night and I wanted to make an easy but delicious summer treat and this hit the spot! It took only a few minutes to prepare, and was so yummy!!
Optional: Additional fruit (bananas, blueberries,etc)
Angel food cake (use the store made kind of whip up a batch of your favorite one!)
1 large package instant cheesecake pudding (and milk for the pudding)
2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
Prepare the cheesecake pudding as instructed on the package and set aside.
Blend the cream cheese together and slowly add powdered sugar. Once blended, fold in one of the cool whips. This will be your cream cheese layer, set aside.
Now comes the fun part, layering!! You can change this part up by adding different fruits or a different layering combo.
Start layering with crumbled angel food cake on the bottom. If you are using any other additional fruit like bananas or blueberries place a later on top of the angel food cake. On top of the fruit and bread, put the cream cheese layer on. On top of the cream cheese layer, pour on the pudding. On top of the pudding put another layer of angel food cake and fruit. On top of the fruit, put the whole can of whipped cream that was not used. On top of your deliciously layered masterpiece put your final fruit on top!
The best thing about this dessert is the variety. You can layer strawberries through out, you can do bananas inside and put strawberries on top, you can layer with strawberries and blueberries for a red, white, and blue dessert!
Typically I make this in a 9x13 dish so it layers out nice. In the trifle dish, because its taller and narrower we had to do more layers in smaller amounts. If you do it in a flatter dish just layer each ingredient once ( Bread, fruit, cream cheese, pudding, cool whip, fruit) Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!!