Black Forest Trifle Recipe

Serves 16 servings

Sugar-free cake and pudding mixes are the secrets to making this cherry-studded dessert recipe low in calories, fat, and carbs.


This recipe is taken directly from Diabetic Living.


  • 1 8ounce package no-sugar-added low-fat chocolate cake mix
  • 1 4-serving-size package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 pound fresh pitted dark sweet cherries or one 16-ounce package frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed and well drained
  • 2 cups frozen fat-free whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

Cooking instructions

  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions using an 8-inch square or round cake pan. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove cake from pan. Cut cake into 1-inch pieces.
  • Meanwhile, prepare pudding mix according to package directions using the 2 cups fat-free milk; cover and chill about 30 minutes or until set.
  • Place half of the cake cubes in a 3-quart trifle bowl. Spoon half of the cherries over cake; spread half of the pudding over cherries and top with half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers. If desired, sprinkle with cocoa powder. Makes 16 (about 2/3-cup) servings.

Preparation Time: 4 hrs

Nutritional Information:

Serving size 2/3 cup.

16 servings per recipe.


  • Calories 102
  • Total fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 1mg
  • Carbohydrates 22g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Sodium 110mg
Black Forest Trifle Recipe

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