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A gingerbread cheesecake trifle is the best no bake dessert recipe for the holidays. With the traditional Christmas flavor of gingerbread combined with cheesecake filling and caramel sauce, this trifle will disappear the moment you set it on the table.
During the busy holiday season, I am all about making holiday recipes that are easy and delicious. Freeing up my oven by making a no bake holiday dessert like this gingerbread cheesecake trifle is a total game changer for busy holiday meals.
What is a trifle?
A traditional trifle is an English dessert that is made with fruit, layers of sponge cake soaked in sherry or another fortified wine, and custard. It is frequently topped with whipped cream.
American trifles come in all different types. In basic terms, it is a layered dessert that combines cake or cookies with a pudding or similar type of food.
For this trifle, I have combined a delicious gingerbread inspired cheesecake filling, soft gingerbread cake and caramel sauce. The dessert is topped with crushed gingerbread cookies and, if desired, additional caramel sauce.
When creating the gingerbread cheesecake filling, there is one item that is a must for the best flavor: Dixie Crystals sugar.
Dixie Crystals has been making high-quality pure cane sugar and sweeteners since 1843. They are THE best baking sugar on the market. Visit their website for more information on their products and to find delicious recipe ideas.
The key to making this trifle perfect is to allow time for it to sit in the fridge for a bit. This will make sure the cheesecake filling has a good consistency and the caramel sauce soaks into the gingerbread a bit.
You can create this gingerbread cheesecake trifle in a large trifle bowl. However, I love making desserts that are easy to serve individually. JoyJolt makes the best glassware and I used their glasses to create a stunning trifle!
If you can’t find pre-made gingerbread cakes or don’t want to make them yourself, you can easily substitute chopped gingerbread cookies. It will have a different texture of course but the flavor will still be out of this world.
If you love this gingerbread cheesecake trifle recipe, be sure to check out these other great holiday dessert recipes:
- Gingerbread Cookie Cups
- Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies
- Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Glazed Gingerbread Loaf
- Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes
If you make this gingerbread cheesecake trifle or any recipe from the blog, I’d love to hear about it. Leave me a comment below or snap a photo and tag it #MySuburbanKitchen and #ChristmasSweetsWeek on Instagram or Twitter.
- 16 oz cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 Tbsp milk
- 10 oz cool whip or stabalized whipped cream
- 1 gingerbread cake, cut into cubes
- 1 cup salted caramel sauce
- 2 gingerbread cookies, crushed
- Beat cream cheese with mixer until smooth. Add sugar and beat until well mixed.
- Mix in ginger, cinnamon and milk. Turn off mixer and gently fold in Cool Whip.
- In a trifle bowl, layer gingerbread cake pieces in a single layer. Top with a layer of cheesecake mixture. Drizzle salted caramel sauce on top.
- Repeat layers ending with cheesecake filling.
- Drizzle with salted caramel and top with crushed gingerbread cookies.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
- You can make this in a large trifle bowl or divide it and make 4-6 mini trifles.
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Be sure to visit all the other great posts that are part of today’s ChristmasSweetsWeek posts:
Brownie Batter Hot Chocolate Mix from The Spiffy Cookie
Christmas Flip from Our Good Life
Easy Cranberry Orange Madras from Love and Confections
Glogg from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Grinch Cocoa with Peppermint Marshmallows from Kate’s Recipe Box
Salted Caramel Toffee Martini from Family Around the Table
Sparkling Snowfall Cocktail from Seduction in the Kitchen
Sugar Cookie Martini from The Redhead Baker
Cherry Mash Truffles from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Chocolate Covered Orange Cheesecake Truffles from Cooking with Carlee
Dark Chocolate Cherry & Peppermint Snowflake Bark from Sweet Beginnings
Grinch Fudge Topped Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge from Lady Behind the Curtain
Red Velvet Fudge from Live Love Texas
Black Forest Tiramisu Parfait from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Chocolate Bundt Cake from Juggling Act Mama
Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes from The Crumby Kitchen
Christmas Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Butter Cookies from Moore or Less Cooking
Cookie Butter Pudding Cups from The Beard and The Baker
Cranberry Almond Ecstasy Bars from Tip Garden
Date Filled Cookies from Platter Talk
Easy Snickerdoodle Cake from Daily Dish Recipes
Eggnog Blossom Cookies from Blogghetti
Eggnog cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle from My Suburban Kitchen
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Buttercream from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Glazed Gingerbread Loaf from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Marbled Star Cookies from Eat Move Make
Mint Chip Cookies from The Mandatory Mooch
No Bake Peppermint Eggnog Pie from Who Needs A Cape?
Peppermint Shortbread from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Pepper Jelly Rugelach from Take Two Tapas
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies from April Golightly
Sugar Cookie Cheesecake from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Toffee Thumbprint Cookies from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Ugly Sweater Cake from Mildly Meandering
Vanilla Yogurt Mousse with Cinnamon Apples from With Two Spoons
Vegan Hot Chocolate Layer Cake from The Baking Fairy
Winter Wonderland Snack Mix from An Affair from the Heart
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