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Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake {Trifle}

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake {Trifle}

Layers of tender bits of angel food cake soaked with a tequila lime syrup and topped with macerated strawberries. Does that sound delicious? How about if we add a layer of tequila lime infused cheesecake! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 505kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 1 1/2 Angel food prepared cakes from bakery
  • 1 pint Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 8 ounce packages Cream cheese softened
  • 3 Tablespoons Tequila
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Green and yellow food coloring

For the macerated strawberries:

  • 1 Pound Strawberries stems remove and chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar

For the tequila lime simple syrup:

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Tequila
  • 1/2 Cup Lime juice


For the strawberries:

  • Mix cut up strawberries with sugar. Cover and put in refrigerator for 1/2 - 1 hour.

For the tequila lime simple syrup:

  • Combine sugar and water in a sauce pan and stir together. Heat on medium heat until it comes to a low boil and sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Add tequila and lime juice.

For the Lime cheese cake:

  • In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed with electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix sugar tequila and lime juice together.
  • Pour sugar mixture into cream cheese and mix for 2 minutes to incorporate.
  • Mix a drop each of green and yellow food coloring in cream cheese mixture and mix well to incorporate if desired.
  • In a separate bowl whip cream until it forms soft peaks.
  • Fold whipped cream and zest into the cream cheese mixture.

Put trifle together:

  • Layer pieces of angel food cake on bottom of trifle bowl to cover.
  • Pour 1/4 C of tequila syrup over cake.
  • Spoon a layer of macerated strawberries over cake.
  • Spoon half of the cheesecake mixture over strawberries.
  • Repeat.


  • strawberry, slices of lime and lime zest.
  • Sugar rim of serving dish with sanding sugar.


Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 30.6mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 0.3mg