Black 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.

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Ingredients

  • 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)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 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.

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