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Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest Trifle
Photo: Oxmoor House
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12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

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.

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)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 132
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1.7 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 3.3 g
  • carbohydrate 28.1 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 151 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

Look for sugar-free cake mixes alongside the regular cake mixes or in the dietetic section of the grocery store.

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