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

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

Angee75's Review

December 31, 2012

Holley's Review

February 16, 2011

SarahP's Review

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.