Cherry Cheesecake Surprise Layered Dessert


I got this recipe years ago from a friend of mine.  I remember thinking that it looked so complicated and tasted so decadent.  I was very happy to find that it was quick and easy.  Try it out for your self!

Ingredients:
2 packages pre-made shortcakes, usually come 6 to a package...may be called dessert cakes or dessert shells in your grocery store (or 1 Angel food cake)
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened (can use fat free)
1 (16 oz.) container sour cream (can use low fat)
2 sm. boxes vanilla instant pudding (can use fat free/sugar free)
1 large can cherry pie filling (30 oz.)

Directions:

  1. Make pudding as directed on box, chill.  
  2. In separate large bowl, blend cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.  
  3. Fold in pudding, blend on low until smooth.   
  4. Cut bread into 1/2 inch pieces and cover bottom of 9x13” pan. 
  5. Pour cream mix over bread, smooth out evenly.  
  6. Top with spoonfuls of cherry pie filling.  Use a knife to swirl it through the cream filling.
  7. Refrigerate for one hour.  
  8. Scoop into bowls and devour with a spoon.  Enjoy!!

**You can also make this dessert in a deep dish/trifle bowl by doing 2 layers of cake, mix, and cherries.  It can also be made into single servings by using small dessert dishes.




















Thanks ~ Nichi


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37 comments:

  1. This looks really good! We love any kind of cheesecake. :)

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  2. This looks gorgeous and I love the bright red and swirl effect

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    1. Then you have to make two. One to eat and the second to look at, while you ruin the first

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  3. Saw this on the DIY Mommy Link Party and so glad I did! I love me some cherry cheesecake but suck at baking. Would have never thought to use angel food cake. Plan on trying this tomorrow! Thanks for the post.

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  4. This looks delicious. I found your post at the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party.

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  5. Looks so yummy! Sharing on Twitter! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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  6. Oh this looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing at #overthemoon link party and see you next week!

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  7. This looks delicious and I love that it's easy to make. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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  8. thank you for sharing this yumminess at TFT featured on Fb and Google+, pinned too xo

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  9. This cherry-cheesecake surprise looks and sounds so good. Thank you for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday link party. Shared and pinned.

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  10. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us here at Full Plate Thursday. We hope to see you again real soon.
    Miz Helen

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  11. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Link up!

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  12. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Link up!

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  13. It looks really yummy! Happy Fiesta!

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  14. This is a great idea for a party and looks like a fantastic crowd-pleaser! Thanks for bringing this to FF, Nichi!

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  15. Making this dish this afternoon for a dessert for tomorrow night. I'm really hoping it's ok to sit in the fridge for 24 hours!!

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  16. Can you tell me what a “shortbread cake” is, please?

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    1. We make this using Hostess Twinkies on the bottom. Easier to find than the strawberry shortcakes at certain times of the year when strawberries are out of season.

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  17. Yes, they are small round cakes that are usually in packages of 6. They might be called dessert cakes or dessert cups in your grocery store.

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  18. What size can (ounces) of cherries should be used?

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    1. 30 oz. can. Thanks for asking. I have added that to the recipe.

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  19. Thanks for the info regarding the 30 oz. can of cherries. That's what I ended up using as it was easy to see in the store that the smaller can would not do. The cake I made looks like the one you pictured, and it tastes very good. Just a little disappointed that it was not more firm; no way could it be cut into squares for serving. Eating it out of a bowl worked for me as I'm not particular that way.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I updated the recipe to make it more clear that it isn't able to be cut into squares, but served in bowls. I appreciate the feedback.

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  20. I used a large family size Sara Lee Pound Cake cut up into small squares. Next time I’m going add to the bottom crushed graham crackers & butter then slice the Sara Lee Pound cake and layer it on the bottom. My daughter wants me to use cool whip in place of sour cream for more sweetness but I may just add some sugar or do half sour cream half cool whip. Either way it’s delicious!

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  21. This looks great and i would do them in individual wine goblets for personal trifles!

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  22. Can you add any kind of fruit filling other than cherry, we aren't big fans of cherry

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    1. Of course, use whatever kind of filling you like. Enjoy!!

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  23. I noticed you printed the ways to save fat grams and sugar,but I wanted to also put out there that walmart carries a “no sugar added” cherry pie filling. I think it only has 4 grams of sugar and is very good.

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  24. I made this today and it looks just like picture on recipe. Can’t wait for my family to try it.

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