The post “Triple-Berry Cheesecake Trifle” was sponsored by Ankarsrum Original USA but all photos, thoughts and opinions are my own.
A trifle is a classic British dessert made with a thin layer of cake, traditionally soaked in sherry, topped with layers of preserves, custard, and cream. Trifles can be relatively simple to make or as complex as you want to make them. Trifles are easy to customize to your specific tastes and flavor combinations are only limited by your imagination.
My husband is a big fan of cheesecake so I decided to make him a Triple-Berry Cheesecake Trifle, adapted from Melanie Underwood’s cookbook Making Artisan Cheesecake. This recipe has a lot of steps, but it is delicious and worth the extra effort.
It would make a lovely and delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day. While a trifle is typically served in a clear bowl with straight sides to show off the gorgeous layers, it also looks beautiful in single serving glasses.
My Ankarsrum Original Stand Mixer, with it’s powerful and quiet 600 watt motor, was the perfect tool for making this trifle. The roller with a separate scraper simultaneously mixes the batter and scrapes the sides of the mixing bowl. That made easy work of creaming the butter and sugar for the cake batter. I used the 3.5 liter plastic beater bowl with double beaters to create the cheesecake filling. It blended the ingredients perfectly, so the filling was smooth and creamy. If you want to check out the Ankarsrum Original Stand Mixer for yourself, take a look here.
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If you want to make a trifle in a hurry, you can always use store bought pound cake, jam, fresh fruit, and Cool Whip.
There so many trifle recipe variations. You can use brownies, angle food cake, or cookies for the cake layer, and for the filling use pudding, mousse, custard, or flavored cream, like pumpkin, coffee or lemon. The possibilities are endless.