Yield
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.

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.

Chef'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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Ratings & Reviews

Jennettec's Review

Jennettec
December 19, 2012
I used regular cake mix, regular pudding and canned cherry pie filling. Turned out fantastic

Angee75's Review

Holley
December 31, 2012
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Holley's Review

Beachlady
February 16, 2011
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SarahP's Review

Angee75
December 27, 2008
It has potential to be good. The cherries were kind of bland. I think strawberries would be better. Take note the recipe doesn't mention adding the pudding as a layer. I put all the layers on and realized that I didn't add pudding. I had to scoop half the recipe out to add the pudding so the layers weren't as pretty looking for presentation.