Cherry Cheesecake Surprise Layered Dessert

Cherry Delight – a dessert that’s always a hit at parties and get-togethers. No-bake cheesecake layer topped with cherry pie filling makes this an irresistible treat!

If you love creamy no-bake desserts, you should try my No-Bake Pumpkin Pie. Serve it for the holidays, along with cookies, like my Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies.

I am so excited to finally share this recipe on the blog! It is a family recipe and a dessert we always look forward to during holidays. It’s super easy to make, requires no baking (although I did bake the crust to set it even more) and looks so festive! My Husband’s Grandmother used to make this dessert for holidays. I never had a chance to meet her but I always think of her when this treat appears on the holiday table. My brother-in-law took over the tradition of making the Cherry Delight.

Let’s get to the recipe.


  • 2 packages shortbread cakes (or 1 Angel food cake)
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened (can use fat free)
  • 1 (16 oz.) container sour cream (can use low fat)
  • 2 sm. boxes vanilla instant pudding (can use fat free/sugar free)
  • 1 large can cherry pie filling


Make pudding as directed on box, chill.
In separate large bowl, blend cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
Fold in pudding, blend on low until smooth.
Cut bread into 1/2 inch pieces and cover bottom of 9×13” pan.
Pour cream mix over bread, smooth out evenly.
Top with spoonfuls of cherry pie filling. Use a knife to swirl it through the cream filling.