Jello Cheesecake Trifle

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Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is having a blessed day and spending time with family and friends! We have spent the weekend camping with our besties- always a good time.

This cake was inspired by my mom who always made us Jello cake in the summer. She would make a 13×9 cake, poke holes in it, pour the jello in and top it with Cool Whip. Yum. It really is a perfect, light summer treat.

Of course, that wouldn’t look so festive. Plus, I tend to not keep things light. Sorry. So, I tricked it out. Yikes. First I talk about Pimping my PB fudge, now tricking out mom’s jello cake….I’m not that kind of person. Honest.

Back to the trifle. Most of the time when I make a trifle I use pudding with whipped cream. But not this time. Strawberries deserve cheesecake. Right? I think so. Enjoy the recipe, enjoy your family!

Jello Cheesecake Trifle

Jello Cheesecake Trifle


  • 18.25 oz White cake mix (boxed)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 oz box strawberry gelatin
  • 3oz box Berry Blue gelatin
  • 2 cup boiling water, divided
  • 2- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice, concentrate
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 lb strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. Prepare cake mix with egg whites, oil and water. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes (in a 13x9 pan). Cool completely.
  2. In small bowl mix 1 cup boiling water with strawberry gelatin mix. In separate bowl mix 1 cup boiling water with berry blue gelatin mix. Using a fork poke holes all over the top of the cake. Pour the strawberry gelatin over one half of the cake and the blue gelatin over the other half. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.When ready to assemble, beat cream cheese with condensed milk for 3 minutes until smooth. Add lemon juice, mix completely. Fold in cool whip.
  3. In bottom of trifle bowl, layer with cubed strawberry cake, fresh strawberries and 3/4 of the cheesecake mixture. On top of the cheesecake layer the berry blue cake, blueberries and the remaining cheesecake. Garnish with a slice strawberry and several blueberries. Refrigerate and enjoy!

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18 comments on “Jello Cheesecake Trifle”

  1. yum what a perfect dessert for a party, thanks for sharing with us. Hope your weekend was fun 🙂

  2. Ali

    aw, that is the cutest! I love it equally in the mason jar or in the trifle dish. Very patriotic and it looks delicious too 😀

  3. That looks soo goood!!! and too cute in the mason jar!!!

  4. Aimee, You are so clever!
    And I think you are “that type of person” ;0)

    I love Jello Poke cake. And I make it every summer at least once.

  5. I have never seen anything like this. I love it, you are very creative.

  6. Love,love,love this. It’s so festive and looks yummy! It’s on my list for 4th of July. Thanks!

  7. So cool for the patriotic holidays in the summer heat! I love it! I’d like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  8. Mmmmm…I’m just imagining all the wonderful tastes and textures of the cake, fresh berries and creamy goodness all together! I love the patriotic flair too!


  9. Congrats! You were in this week’s top 6 on A Themed Baker’s Sunday! Come back for this next week’s theme: 4th of July! If you’ve made anything for the 4th, come show it off!!

  10. I’ll definitely try this out, I’m sure my kids will love this. Thanks.

  11. Anonymous

    This is a beautiful dessert. I am diabetic so I think I can lighten it up some with sugar and fat free versions of some of your ingredients. Looking forward to trying it. Thanks for a super idea!

  12. eleanor

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  15. ann

    this can also be done with lime and strawberry for Christmas time  

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