Turtle Cheesecake Brownie Trifle

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This turtle cheesecake brownie trifle is so ridiculously good, I'm thinking about branding it. I kid. But anyone who knows me knows my two favorite desserts are Turtle Cheesecake, and brownies. With this recipe, you don't have to choose!

Now guys, I have a problem. My problem is dairy. I just... I love it so much. But I'm lactose intolerant. This dessert is so rich and filled with dairy, so make sure you take it easy. It looks delicious enough to eat a lot of, and you could, but if you're like me with your rebellious lactose intolerance, just don't. The pictured arrangement was plenty for two people. There are some substitutes and alternatives to this recipe, but as long as the flavors are there, and you have the right texture, this should be easy peasy!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

 1 box of brownie mix or batch of your favorite brownie recipe
 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
 ½ cup granulated sugar
 ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
 2 tsp lemon juice
 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  cup chopped pecans
  cup mini chocolate chips
 caramel sauce
 chocolate sauce

1

Make your brownies according to the box or recipe directions. Cut into small cubes, about 1 inch x 1 inch. Set aside.

2

While your brownies are baking, make the cheesecake filling. Start with your whipping cream and powdered sugar. I used the amount of sugar I like, but you can technically whip the cream without any sugar at all, so use whatever amount you prefer. You want to beat these together at medium-high speed until the cream gets stiff. Think Cool Whip. Put it in the fridge to set.

3

Make the cream cheese component. Blend your cream cheese until creamy, just for better mixing. Then, mix your cream cheese, granulated sugar, yogurt, and lemon juice. You can add a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract, but I like the flavor without it, so I did not add anything here.

4

Once your cream cheese mixture gets to this point, you are done mixing. At this point you can let it rest for a few minutes to let your whipped cream finish setting, or if it is ready, you can just start folding the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.

5

You should have the consistency of buttercream at this point, but as long as everything is well blended, honestly, you'll be okay for a trifle. This is basically a no bake cheesecake filling at this point, so you don't have to worry about it setting up in the oven.

6

Now we get to assemble the trifle! Start with a layer of brownie cubes.

7

Add your cheesecake filling on top of the brownie, then the nuts, chocolate chips, then the caramel and chocolate sauce drizzled on top.

8

If you're feeling brave, add another layer of the same. Now you can dig in! You can also assemble this in a large dish to share with a group.

Ingredients

 1 box of brownie mix or batch of your favorite brownie recipe
 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
 ½ cup granulated sugar
 ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
 2 tsp lemon juice
 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  cup chopped pecans
  cup mini chocolate chips
 caramel sauce
 chocolate sauce

Directions

1

Make your brownies according to the box or recipe directions. Cut into small cubes, about 1 inch x 1 inch. Set aside.

2

While your brownies are baking, make the cheesecake filling. Start with your whipping cream and powdered sugar. I used the amount of sugar I like, but you can technically whip the cream without any sugar at all, so use whatever amount you prefer. You want to beat these together at medium-high speed until the cream gets stiff. Think Cool Whip. Put it in the fridge to set.

3

Make the cream cheese component. Blend your cream cheese until creamy, just for better mixing. Then, mix your cream cheese, granulated sugar, yogurt, and lemon juice. You can add a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract, but I like the flavor without it, so I did not add anything here.

4

Once your cream cheese mixture gets to this point, you are done mixing. At this point you can let it rest for a few minutes to let your whipped cream finish setting, or if it is ready, you can just start folding the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.

5

You should have the consistency of buttercream at this point, but as long as everything is well blended, honestly, you'll be okay for a trifle. This is basically a no bake cheesecake filling at this point, so you don't have to worry about it setting up in the oven.

6

Now we get to assemble the trifle! Start with a layer of brownie cubes.

7

Add your cheesecake filling on top of the brownie, then the nuts, chocolate chips, then the caramel and chocolate sauce drizzled on top.

8

If you're feeling brave, add another layer of the same. Now you can dig in! You can also assemble this in a large dish to share with a group.

Turtle Cheesecake Brownie Trifle

There you have it! This trifle is so good, Bryan, who hates sweet desserts even liked it! I’m really excited to put this one up, so puh-lease – leave a comment if you try it and tell me what you think!

23 Comments

  1. KatDoesDisney June 18, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Trifles are amazing! I recently made my first one and am addicted. This recipe looks easy and absolutely delish! I can’t wait to give it a try 😊. The beautiful pictures sell it!

    Reply
    1. Kayla June 18, 2019 at 6:42 am

      Thank you! I love trifles as well, I’m excited to try making different types!

      Reply
  2. Jen June 18, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Okay, now I’m drooling LoL. Looks delicious!

    Reply
  3. kaciventures June 18, 2019 at 10:50 am

    I’m drooling!!! I know what I’ll be trying this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Reply
    1. Kayla June 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      It wasn’t part of it because it was mostly just decoration, but I cut a chewy caramel candy into slices and molded the flower myself! Can upload a tutorial if you’d like!

      Reply
    2. Kayla June 18, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      I didn’t include it in the recipe because it’s not part of it, but I took a chewy caramel candy and cut it into small slices and molded the flower myself. Can upload a tutorial if you’d like!

      Reply
  4. Kayla June 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    It wasn’t part of it because it was mostly just decoration, but I cut a chewy caramel candy into slices and molded the flower myself! Can upload a tutorial if you’d like!

    Reply
  5. veronicajune2 June 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Holy yum! Must. make. these. now!

    Reply
  6. Robert Johnston June 19, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    looks delicious

    Reply
  7. You, Me and Benny June 19, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    OMG!! That looks delicious!!! I need this…. when I’m not on my diet haha

    Reply
  8. Vanessa Cast (@MomInBusiness_) June 20, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Kayla you definitely need to brand this. The best of both worlds, brownie and cheesecake, I’m going to give it a try. Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Kayla June 20, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Thank you! Brownies and cheesecake are such a decadent combo, let me know what you think if you try it!

      Reply
  9. colossalumbrella June 20, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Looks mouth-watering and love it. Would love to taste it

    Reply
    1. Kayla June 20, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Make it at home and let me know how t goes!

      Reply
  10. Jeff June 20, 2019 at 8:50 am

    mmmmm all of these food posts are making me hungry!

    Reply
    1. Kayla June 20, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Sorry not sorry 😎😎

      Reply
  11. Neil Alvin Nicerio June 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Nice!!! I would surely try this at home. I’m on the way to the mall now to buy the ingredients. 🙂

    Reply
  12. Bri June 21, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Oh my word!!! Drooling! This looks divine!

    Reply
  13. Itzel June 21, 2019 at 8:59 am

    This would be perfectly acceptable to make for lunch…
    It looks delicious and I will definitely be making this soon.

    Reply
  14. aisasami June 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    OMG, this is a perfect recipe for the summer. I have to try this. Saving this to my Pin board.

    Reply

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