Raspberry Trifle

 

“Raspberries layered with pound cake, sweetened cream cheese and whipped cream are dusted with cocoa and chilled before serving.”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) package prepared pound cake

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen raspberries, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream with 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, cream together cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar. Fold 2 cups of whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Reserve remaining whipped cream.
  2. Slice pound cake into 18 – 1/2 inch slices. Drain raspberries, reserving juice. Line the bottom of a 3 quart glass bowl or trifle bowl with one-third of the cake slices. Drizzle with some raspberry juice. Spread one-fourth of the cream cheese mixture over cake. Sift one-fourth of the cocoa over that. Sprinkle with one-third of the raspberries. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture, whipped cream and sifted cocoa. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours before serving.