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Large Family Strawberry Trifle | Make-ahead Dessert

If you’re looking for a sweet and easy dessert to make, then look no farther than this Large Family Strawberry Trifle. Its cream and sweet goodness is a crowd-pleaser, or maybe in your case a large family pleaser.

It can be a challenge coming up with a delicious dessert big enough to feed a large family or feed a large crowd if you’re heading to a potluck. This Large Family Strawberry Trifle tastes delicious, looks great, and is super easy to make. If it’s summertime and you have fresh strawberries to use up, this delicious baked good is a great option. Your kids will love it as a family-friendly snack or easy dessert. You can also make this ahead of time up to two days early so it is a great time-saver, too.

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Large Family Strawberry Trifle | Make-ahead Dessert

Ingredients Needed to Make the Large Family Strawberry Trifle

Not only is the Large family Strawberry Trifle is easy to make, but there are only a few ingredients you will need to have to make it.

Cream Cheese: This gives the trifle its creamy texture. If you like cream cheese, then try my Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese Icing.

Strawberries: Get these in the produce section or a farmers market during the summer. If your family enjoys strawberry desserts, try making my Strawbery Short Cake.

Strawberry Cake Mix: Purchase a box cake or make your own if you have a favorite recipe.

Frozen Whipped Topping: Make sure to thaw this before using it in the recipe.

The other ingredients you will need are powdered sugar and vanilla.

Large Family Strawberry Trifle | Make-ahead Dessert

More Ways to Make Large Family Strawberry Trifle

This strawberry trifle is a great dessert just the way it is, but you may decide to try some other ways to make it. Variety is the spice of life! It also saves a lot of money to purchase fruits that are in season so it makes sense to use other fruit options or other fruits in addition to strawberries. You might want to add blueberries, bananas, peaches, or blackberries. Another option is to use different types of cakes between the layer. This recipe uses strawberry cake, but you can also make it with angel food cake, pound cake, or chocolate cake.

I have lots of other fruity desserts your large family might like. Try my fresh peach cobbler if you like peaches. My homemade strawberry shortcake is another strawberry dessert. If you have an air fryer, then my air fryer apple fries are delicious. Everyone will enjoy making personal fruit pizzas and if it’s the Fourth of July or Memorial Day, then make a Fruit Pizza Flag Cookie.

Here are more large family desserts to make!

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Large Family Strawberry Trifle

Large Family Strawberry Trifle

Large Family Strawberry Trifle

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 14 Servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven


This delicious strawberry dessert has sweet layers of strawberry cake, whipped cream with cream cheese, and strawberries. 


Strawberry cake mix with ingredients to make cake OR your favorite homemade strawberry cake

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 pounds strawberries, divided

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 (8 ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed




  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a large (18×13) rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spritz the paper with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Mix together ingredients for the cake and pour evenly onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, checking for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle. When the toothpick returns clean, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely.

  3. Meanwhile, hull and coarsely chop about 1 cup of strawberries.

  4. Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Stir in the chopped strawberries. Fold in one container of whipped topping.

  5. Hull and slice the remaining strawberries, saving a few for garnish if desired.

  6. Cut cake into squares.

  7. In the bottom of a trifle bowl, create a layer of cake squares. Over the cake squares, dollop about half of the cream cheese strawberry mixture. Smooth to create an even layer.

  8. Top the cream cheese layer with a layer of sliced strawberries.

  9. Repeat the layers once, pressing down the layers if needed.

  10. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours prior to serving. May be refrigerate up to two days prior to serving.

  11. When ready to serve, remove from the refrigerator and top the trifle with the second container of whipped topping, decorating as desired.

Keywords: Large Family Strawberry Trifle

This sweet treat is the perfect dessert to feed your large family or to take to a summer picnic or potluck. Make it just the way the recipe calls for or change it up with my suggestions above.

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