Fast and easy, but very rich and delicious. Pretty in a clear glass trifle dish or individual parfait glasses.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set aside a few pretty strawberry slices for garnish; sprinkle remaining strawberries with sugar in a bowl and let stand for 10 minutes for juice to form.

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  • Mix mascarpone cheese and whipped topping together in a separate bowl. Place torn pieces of angel food cake into a trifle dish; spread strawberries and their juice on cake pieces and top with mascarpone mixture. Decorate with retained strawberry slices. Refrigerate until serving time.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 224.9mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2013
We took dinner to some friends one night and this was our dessert. Three of us finished it in one night! Heavenly and lush. Full of flavor and bursting with fresh fruit! I added a splash of orange juice to the berries while they soaked. So good! I want more now! And it takes just a few minutes to prepare! I've now made this three times and it's becoming a favorite! Made it with sugar free angel food cake and Cool Whip today! Yum! Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2013
We took dinner to some friends one night and this was our dessert. Three of us finished it in one night! Heavenly and lush. Full of flavor and bursting with fresh fruit! I added a splash of orange juice to the berries while they soaked. So good! I want more now! And it takes just a few minutes to prepare! I've now made this three times and it's becoming a favorite! Made it with sugar free angel food cake and Cool Whip today! Yum! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2013
Wonderful! Five minutes to make (not counting letting the berries sit) beautiful presentation and absolutely delicious. Made this for a family dinner. There were six of us and everyone had seconds...and most had thirds...it was just about gone. I used a variety of berries - strawberries blackberries and raspberries (because my teenager ate the strawberries intended for the top prior to the dinner.) I changed a few things to reduce the calories even further. I used Splenda/brown sugar instead of white sugar (I would not do that for the berries on the top though since the brown color is obviously not as pretty.) Sugar-free angel food cake was perfect. I am sure I could sub sugar-free/fat free vanilla pudding for the mascarpone but it really makes the texture and the taste special so I left it in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2014
Great! Easy too! I have used this recipie a few times now. 1st time making it I did not "fold" the cool whip into the marscapone (I'm a rookie) and it turned out a little lumpy, but it was still wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
Delicious!!! I added cream cheese & sugar to make the whipped........& i used pineapple cake for this delicious goodness.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2016
This was so easy- and delicious!! I followed the directions but I added some fresh blueberry and pineapple in with the strawberries. I garnished the top with the strawberry slices and I sprinkled a little cocoa powder on the top to give it a finished look. It was very impressive looking everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
I love this recipe! I've made this for a lot of friends and family and they all enjoyed it! I add more sugar and pound cake it's amazing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
Very yummy. Did need more strawberries than a quart to make 12 parfait cups. First time to use mascarpone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
Absolutely loved it! It's a great and easy dessert to make to satisfy a sweet tooth Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2016
Great simple recipe - made it for 4th of July for family. I made a few tweaks and here they are: 1) I used more strawberries about 2 lbs total. I made a purée with about a cup of the strawberries sweetened with a little liquid stevia for natural sweetness and combined the purée with the sliced strawberries for more moisture all around. 2) I used coconut sugar from Trader Joes on the sliced strawberries to draw out the juice. It's just a personal preference. 3) made fresh whipped cream and folded in room temperature marscapone cheese to keep it light and fluffy. Everyone enjoyed it! Read More
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