Yield: 12

Jello Cheesecake Trifle

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes

Jell-O Cheesecake Trifle recipe is an easy dessert made with a festive poke cake, cheesecake filling, and fresh berries. Perfect holiday dessert!


  • 1 box white cake with ingredients to make 13x9
  • 3 ounce box strawberry gelatin
  • 3 ounce box Berry Blue gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2 packages (8 ounce each) cream cheese, softened
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ounce Cool Whip
  • 1 pound strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions in a 13x9 baking pan.
  2. In small bowl, mix 1 cup boiling water with strawberry gelatin mix. In another separate bowl mix 1 cup boiling water with berry blue gelatin mix.
  3. Using a fork poke holes all over the top of the cooked and slightly cooled cake. Pour the strawberry gelatin over one half of the cake and the blue gelatin over the other half. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to assemble, beat cream cheese with condensed milk for 3 minutes until smooth. Add lemon juice, mix completely. Fold in 8 oz of cool whip.
  5. In bottom of trifle bowl, layer with cubed strawberry cake, ½ of the cheesecake mixture. On top of the cheesecake layer the berry blue cake, and the remaining cheesecake. Garnish with remaining cool whip and fresh berries.


  • Cake options. Lemon Cake or pound cake instead of white cake. Make an easy lemon whipped cream and lemon curd and layer with blueberries. SO TASTY. Swap out the white cake for chocolate cake. Skip the gelatin and make chocolate pudding instead. Layer cake, with cheesecake, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream. Add strawberries for a garnish!
  • Make the jello poke cake the night before for easy assembly the day of your party. 
  • Keep it healthier with sugar free gelatin, fat free cream cheese, and fat free Cool Whip. You can also use angel food cake if you prefer!
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 8g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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