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Cool whip, cream cheese, angel food cake & cherry pie filling in cherry angel food cake dessert on a white plate

Angel Food Cake Dessert Trifle with Cherries

Angel Food Cake Dessert Trifle with Cherries is a perfectly light and refreshing dessert that tastes great any time of the year.
Luscious Cool Whip mixes with cream cheese and powdered sugar to create a creamy layer that separates sweet angel food cake and smooth cherry pie filling.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Angel Food Cake Dessert Trifle with Cherries, Easy Trifle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 322kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 5 cups angel food cake cut in bite-sized cubes
  • 1/4 cup cherry liqueur optional
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip thawed & divided
  • 21 ounce can cherry pie filling


  • If desired sprinkle with liqueur over cake cubes
  • In medium bowl mix confectioners sugar and cream cheese. Beat until well blended.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of Cool Whip and fold remaining Cool Whip into creamed mixture.
  • In a trifle dish make two or three layers of cake cubes, creamed mixture and cherry pie filling.
  • Garnish with reserved cool whip.
  • Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.


  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened of the heavenly creamy layer will be lumpy
  • Thaw whipped topping before mixing
  • Whipped topping can be substituted for a can of whipped cream or heavy whipping cream can be mixed up
  • Angel food cake can be purchased, made from a box mix or homemade
  • I like to cut angel food cake into bite sized cubes and then cut those cubes in half
  • Smaller cubes allow for more flavors to mix in every bite
  • Other flavors of pie filling may be substituted
  • If you don't have a trifle dish ingredients can be mixed together and served in a bowl or pan of an appropriate size


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg