Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle in a Jar

This delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle in a Jar is loaded with delicious strawberry cheesecake flavor. From the graham cracker crust to the strawberry cheesecake filling, this recipe has it all.

four strawberry cheesecake trifles glass jars

If you love serving individual desserts to family and friends at gatherings, then we think this will be a new favorite. It’s an easy trifle recipe that combines our favorite cheesecake flavor with the fun of individual servings.

close up of strawberry cheesecake trifle in a mason jar

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It’s easy and delicious, and everyone always loves individual desserts. But it doesn’t stop there.

  • It’s full of strawberry cheesecake flavor and is the perfect addition for backyard barbecues.
  • It’s incredibly easy to make and great for family gatherings.
  • It makes a great party dessert because of the individual serving.
  • It uses simple ingredients and is the perfect summer dessert.


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  • Betty Crocker white cake mix
  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • Jell-O instant cheesecake pudding
  • Crushed Honey Maid graham crackers
  • Whipped cream

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🔪 How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle in a Jar

Making this recipe couldn’t be simpler. It only takes a few minutes and a few steps!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. Wash and slice the strawberries and set them aside. Finally, add the Graham crackers to a large Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.

cake batter in a glass baking dish

Step 2: Make the Cake

Prepare the cake according to the package directions. Then bake according to the directions until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 3: Cool the Cake

After the cake is finished, place it on a wire rack to cook for at least 30 minutes. Chill it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour for a firmer cake.

instant pudding being mixed in a glass bowl

Step 4: Make the Pudding

Prepare the pudding according to the package directions, mixing until thickened. Set it aside.

bowls of crushed graham crackers, sliced strawberries, pudding, and diced cake pieces on a white table

Step 5: Make the Trifle in a Jar

Cut the cooled cake into squares and set them aside. Then, add the cake to the bottom of the jar, strawberry slices on top of the cake, cheesecake pudding, and graham crackers in layers in the jars. Top with more strawberries and whipped cream and enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Cake – Use your favorite flavor or variety of cake for this recipe.
  • Pudding – Use your favorite pudding that pairs well with your berries of choice for this recipe.
  • Berries – You can use any of your favorite berries for this recipe. I’ve added fresh blueberries to this trifle and it turns out just as amazing.

If you like the idea of this recipe, then check out these mini cheesecakes in jars.

🥄 Equipment

You’ll only need a few simple items to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowls
  • Baking dish
  • Ziploc bag
  • Rolling Pin
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Pint-sized mason jars or smaller mason jar
three strawberry cheesecake trifles in jars

🥫 Storage

You can store this trifle in a jar for up to 3 days in the refrigerator with the lid on the jar. Just don’t add whipped cream until ready to serve.

💭 Tips

This is a fairly easy recipe, however, we do have some tips to help ensure you make it the best it can be.

  • If using aerosol whipped cream, don’t add it until right before serving.
  • Refrigerating the cake makes it easiest for cutting into cubes.
  • If you don’t want to make a cake for this recipe. You can pick up an angel food cake or pound cake from the bakery section of your local grocery store.
  • You can also a trifle bowl to instead of making individual sized desserts for your next party.
  • Keep your counters clean by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and assembling these individual trifles on the baking sheet.
  • The number of servings that you get out of this recipe will depend on the size of the jars that you. I use 16 ounce jars.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this delicious treat? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How long will these trifles last?

They’ll last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze these trifles?

We don’t recommend freezing them. The texture of the pudding changes.

Can I use any berries for this recipe?

Absolutely! Make any kind of berry cheesecake trifle you like using your favorite berries.

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four strawberry cheesecake trifles on a wooden cutting board
four strawberry cheesecake trifles on a wooden cutting board

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle in a Jar

This strawberry cheesecake trifle in a jar is so easy to make and so adorable. It's the perfect delicious treat for any gathering.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 427kcal


  • Measuring cups
  • mixing bowls
  • Baking dish
  • Ziploc bag
  • Rolling Pin
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Pint-sized mason jars or smaller mason jar


  • 15.25 ounces Betty Crocker White Cake Mix plus ingredients stated on box: eggs, oil, water
  • 6-8 cups strawberries sliced
  • 6 ounces Jell-O brand cheesecake pudding plus ingredients stated on box: 2 cups of cold milk per box
  • 8 ounces Honeymaid graham crackers crushed
  • Whipped cream for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, prepare the cake mix as directed on box with the eggs, oil, and water. Mix until evenly combined and there are no more lumps.
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake as directed on package, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Once it is done baking, remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes or longer. If you want a cooler and firmer cake (easier to cut into squares), you can put it in the fridge to chill some more after it has cooled on the rack for a bit.
  • Prepare the pudding as per package instructions with cold milk. Mix until thickened and then set aside.
  • Wash and slice the strawberries and set aside.
  • Add graham crackers to a large ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush it. Then set aside.
  • Cut the cooled cake into small squares and set aside.
  • Now it’s time to assemble the mason jars. Add the cake, strawberry slices, cheesecake pudding, graham crackers, and layer it. Top with more strawberry slices and some whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!


Don’t add whipped cream (aerosol spray cans) until ready to serve as they “melt” down fast. You can also make a stabilized whipped cream instead which will hold its shape longer.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 844mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg

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