Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest Trifle
Make a reduced-sugar trifle using sugar-free chocolate cake, sugar-free pudding, frozen cherries, and whipped topping.  This classic make-ahead layered dessert is ideal for entertaining when you have guests that need to reduce their intake of sugar.
  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)


  • 1 (8-ounce) package chocolate sugar-free, low-fat cake mix (such as Sweet 'N Low)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 (1-ounce) package chocolate sugar-free, fat-free instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen no-sugar-added pitted cherries
  • 2 or 3 drops of red food coloring
  • 2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Sugar-free chocolate curls (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using 3/4 cup water. Let cake cool in pan; remove from pan, and cut into cubes.

  3. Prepare pudding mix according to package directions, using 2 cups fat-free milk; chill at least 30 minutes.

  4. Thaw cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Combine cherries, juice, and food coloring.

  5. Place half of cake cubes in a 3-quart trifle bowl. Spoon half of cherries over cake; spread 1 cup pudding over cherries, and top with half of whipped topping. Repeat layers. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired (chocolate curls not included in analysis). Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories per serving: 132
  • Caloriesfromfat per serving: 0.0%
  • Fat per serving: 1.7g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
  • Protein per serving: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 28.1g
  • Fiber per serving: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 1mg
  • Iron per serving: 0.0mg
  • Sodium per serving: 151mg
  • Calcium per serving: 0.0mg