No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

  • Cooking and Prep: 40 m
  • Serves: 15
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If you enjoy desserts with different textures and flavors, a dessert trifle is just what you need in your life. This trifle has layers of crunchy cookies, creamy cheesecake, and fresh berries. It is a flavor explosion in your mouth with every bite. You could also get creative and use vanilla cookies for a Neapolitan trifle. Or use banana slices instead of strawberries for a whole new flavor combo. So grab a spoon and get ready to dig in.

Ingredients (10)


For the Layers

Start Cooking

Prepare the Cheesecake Filling

  1. Beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until smooth.

  2. Add the marshmallow crème and beat until creamy. Slowly beat in the milk until the mixture is smooth again.

  3. Spoon in the melted chocolate and beat until com­pletely incorporated.

  4. Gently fold in two cups of the whipped topping with a rubber spatula.


  1. Place half the cookie chunks in the bot­tom of a large trifle bowl. Spoon half the cheesecake filling over the cookies. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the cheesecake out and make it flat in the bowl.

  2. Place a few sliced strawberries standing up around the edge of the bowl. Place half the sliced strawberries lying flat over the cheesecake layer.

  3. Repeat the layers, ending with the strawberries on top.

  4. Place the whole strawberries around the top and pipe the remaining topping in between the berries using a piping bag and icing tip 27. Top each swirl with a mini Oreo cookie.


This trifle is best served the day it is made.


This recipe originally appeared in Cheesecake Love ( by Jocelyn Brubaker (St. Martin’s Press, 2017). Photography by Jocelyn Brubaker. Reprinted with permission.






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