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Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Trifle
Canada Day Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Trifle
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This trifle can be varied with different types of cake, fruit and flavorings for an endless variety of seasonal holiday desserts.
Category: Dessert
Type: North American
Servings: 12 -16 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups / 1 liter pound cake, cut in 1-inch / 2.5 cm cubes
  • 7 cups / 1.75 liters of hulled and quartered strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons / 30 ml brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon / 15 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 1 8 oz / 250 g package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup / 80 ml icing or confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup / 250 ml white chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups / 375 ml whipping cream 35% butterfat
Instructions
Prepare the berries:
  1. Rinse strawberries, remove hulls and cut berries into quarters. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar.

  2. Stir gently to mix sugar and vinegar with berries, and let sit in the fridge until the berries begin to release some of their juice (from 6 hours to overnight).
Prepare the topping:
  1. Beat cream cheese until softened and add icing sugar. Beat for 1-2 minutes longer.
  2. Add orange juice concentrate and mix thoroughly.
  3. Melt white chocolate in microwave. Heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval until chocolate is smooth. If you don't have a microwave, melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted and can be stirred smooth.
  4. Add melted chocolate to cream cheese mixture.
  5. Using the whip attachment on your mixer (or a hand held mixer), slowly add the whipping cream while the mixer is running. Continue to beat, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed, until the mixture is stiff.
To assemble dessert:
  1. If you are using a trifle bowl, layer the bottom with 1/2 of the pound cake. Cover with 1/2 of the prepared strawberries.
  2. Spoon half of the cream cheese mixture over the berries and spread gently to cover. Repeat layers.
  3. Let prepared dessert rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. This will give the cake time to absorb juice from the strawberries.
Recipe Notes

You can prepare this in a single layer in two baking pans, or individual serving dishes. You can also serve slices of the cake topped with the berries and cream cheese.