Black Forest Trifle

Posted By ,July 12, 2011

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( — Who says you can’t have chocolate when you’re watching your sugar intake? Made with sugar-free chocolate-cake mix and instant pudding, this moist trifle will have your resident chocoholic licking her lips. Cool Whip trims the fat off traditional recipes and cherries add a boost of vitamin C and antioxidants, which are thought to reduce bad cholesterol.

Prep Time:1 hour
Cook time:8 hours

1 (8-ounce) package chocolate sugar-free, low-fat cake mix
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.