PINEAPPLE CHEESECAKE TRIFLE


Some Sweet Love for Tuesday Talk today! There's just something about a trifle layered in a beautiful dish that makes me smile, seeing all the yummy, sweet layers just makes for a happy dessert! You know how I love pineapples..in decor, in clothing and definitely in Food!!! 
Yum  



One Christmas, I made that delicious Red Velvet White Chocolate Trifle. I am crazy over pineapple and my Pineapple Pretzel Fluff Dessert has been the highest viewed recipe post ever! With it being Spring, it was definitely time to pull out my trifle dish again and I wanted to come up with a wonderful pineapple trifle concoction, so the pineapple cheesecake trifle was born and boy did it turn out beautiful, not to mention scrumptious! Wouldn't it be the perfect dessert for Easter dinner or anytime in the Spring and Summer.  


I smiled so big after completing this creation, 
it screams SPRING!!! and YUMMINESS

What you'll need

PINEAPPLE CHEESECAKE TRIFLE
CAKE: 1 Yellow cake mix, I used Pillsbury
1/2 cup Reserved Pineapple Juice
SYRUP:
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
PUDDING LAYER
2 (3 oz) boxes of french vanilla pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk (I used skim)
1/2 cup Reserved Pineapple Juice
 CHEESECAKE LAYER:
2 (8 oz) bricks cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 (12 oz) Cool Whip whipped topping
2 ( oz) cans. Pineapple tidbits; drained, reserve juice
mint leaves for garnish, optional

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9x13-inch pan generously with cooking spray
2. Prepare cake: With an electric mixer, mix yellow cake mix and the requested ingredients, substituting 1/2 cup pineapple juice with 1/2 cup water and mix just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. You don't really want the cake to be soft and super moist, so be sure to bake it until it tests done.
3.  Prepare simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring sugar, and water to boil over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar completely. Stir in vanilla. Let cool.
4. Cut the cooled cake into chunks; brush with cooled syrup. 
5. Prepare pudding layer: Make pudding but only use 3 1/2 cups of milk total for both boxes and 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to assemble Trifle. 
5.  Prepare cheesecake layer: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium and slowly pour in whipping cream. Continue beating until mixture resembles soft whipped cream.
6.  Assemble the trifle: In the bottom of your trifle dish, arrange a single layer of yellow cake chunks. Spoon about 1 1/2 cups of the pudding on top of the cake cubes. Next, spread about 1 1/2 cups of the cheesecake mix. Next, add some pineapple. Keep repeating layers until you run out of room in your dish. Garnish with mint leaves and almonds and some additional pineapple pieces. 




DELICIOUS!!
HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY!!! 

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38 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dish! It looks like it should be on the cover of Southern Living magazine! How did you get the layers to look so perfect? Mine always run together. I bet this is as delicious as it looks too!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. Channeling me, be right over! XO!

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  3. Oh the ladies at my work would love this! I'll make it as soon as I can get my trifle dish back from my Easter decorations! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love love love a good trifle and this looks absolutely amazing! What a great idea and it is so beautiful. Pass me a spoon, I'm digging in!

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  5. This looks so good, I am definitely adding this to my Easter line up - unless of course I can't wait that long! Who knows? I might just need to celebrate Thursday or something, lol!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann

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  6. I love pineapple and cheesecake! Could you just ship this to my house?!?!?! hehe

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  7. That looks delish!! You combined 2 of my favorite things! I think this would go great at Easter :)

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  8. That looks gorgeous and delicious! Cant wait to try it for Easter! :)

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  9. What a great looking recipe! It looks delicious. :)

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  10. This looks perfect for Spring! Yum!

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  11. How pretty and delicious does this look, Andrea! I love making trifle dishes, especially in the spring, and this has me so excited for making one! I don't think I've ever seen a pineapple trifle before, and it sounds so good! Thanks for sharing and Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  12. This looks perfect for a cookout! Thanks!

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  13. Pineapple Cheesecake Trifle !?! This dessert was made for Spring! I love pineapples especially pineapples for desserts. I’m slightly obsessed with cheesecake, so this recipe is right up my alley. I like all of the yummy filled layers, my layers would not come out that beautiful. I would love to try your red velvet cake trifle, it sounds divine.

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  14. Girl, this sounds so flipping good. Pineapple and cheesecake are two of B's favorite things. I am pinning AND printing this because I want to make it soon! I need to get a dish to make a trifle, though... I don't have one!

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  15. I'm a huge fan of pineapples, so this looks like the perfect dessert for me! I always love how pretty your desserts come out too!

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  16. So bright and happy looking! Perfect for spring! :)

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  17. I would never thing to put pineapple and cheesecake together. And I do not know why, they are just two of my favorite things! This looks almost too gorgeous to eat!

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  18. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits so I'm sure I would love this!! It looks so good :)

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  19. Well how yummy does this look? I love pineapple so I'm totally game for this!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  20. It looks so tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

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  21. You had me at pineapple!!! This looks so pretty and delicious! Just in time for the warmer months :)

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  22. This looks delicious!

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  23. I love trifles and this is one of the prettiest/yummiest I've seen yet! I need to make this recipe for Spring or Summer celebrations with friends this year.

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  24. Feed me and tell me I'm pretty?? This looks incredible. (Did you know pineapple has a slew of health benefits?) You always have the best presentation, too.

    #HappyNowLinkUp

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  25. Looks Delicious but do have a question.
    In your photo of ingredients you show 2 cans pineapple tidbits and a can of crushed pineapple so wondering where the crushed pineapple comes in at in the recipe. It isn't listed among the ingredients or anywhere listed in the instructions.
    Thank You

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  26. Gayle Davis22.3.17

    I want to try this using Angel Food Cake - l love anything with cheesecake!!

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  27. Can you bring some over. To the Netherlands? Please.... 😂😂😂😂

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  28. You had me at "pineapple"... xoxo

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  29. Oh this looks so good. I love trifle recipes so I will be trying this one soon

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  30. That looks so good! I love pineapple and cheesecake; how can you go wrong combining them? Pinned.

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  31. Andrea, you are the pineapple to my chocolate. I make a brownie trifle that we just love...usually the birthday dessert of choice. I looked at your pretzel pineapple fluff recipe and that I do with strawberries. YUM to all the cream cheese goodness both of those recipes have. 🍍

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  32. Wow, What a pretty trifle! Two of my favorites combined! Pinned to share.

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  33. We will just love your awesome Pineapple Cheesecake Trifle! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  34. Wow that looks like such a yummy recipe. And the shape is also very pretty. Is there anyone out there who doesn't like cheesecake? Pinning!

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  35. Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

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  36. looks awesome! Love pineapple :)

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  37. Looks amazing and so happy you shared you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

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  38. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on our Top Ten this week at Full Plate Thursday. Your recipe will be pinned to our Features board and we sure hope you enjoy your new Red Plate! Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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