Very Berry Trifle (And They'd Never Guess It was Fat Free!)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is my most requested items when I'm coming to a potluck. It makes a beautiful presentation and has delicious sweet but light flavor. If I have enough time I sprinkle the fruit with some Splenda a few hours before prep time to sweeten them up some if needed.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 store bought angel food cake
  • 1 (1 ounce) boxcheesecake flavored pudding, prepared with skim milk (I use instant pudding for ease, but either works- as long as you allow time for cooked pudding to co)
  • 8 ounces fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 (16 ounce) container strawberries, sliced
  • 12 pint blueberries
  • 12 pint blackberry


  1. Ready a deep clear glass bowl (trifle dish if you have one!).
  2. Cut cake into chunks, approx 1 1/2" cubes (no need for perfection though!).
  3. Layer 1/2 the cake chunks on bottom half of bowl, spreading out as much as possible.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 the strawberries, blueberries and blackberries (set aside one of each berry as garnish if you'd like) over the cake layer. Strategically place a few against the glass for prettier presentation.
  5. Pour 1/2 pudding over previous layers, trying to cover or 'seal in' the cake and berries.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5.
  7. For top layer, spread whipped topping over previous layers.
  8. Garnish with remaining berries.
  9. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Most Helpful

I actually ended up using 1 1/2 angel food cakes for this, added no extra sweetener and let is set in the fridge for a few hours before serving. It was absolutely yummy and my family all came back for healthified seconds. ;) Thanks for posting this. I will definitely make this again.

Dragonfly33 July 15, 2009

I made this for the 4th of July and it was an absolute hit! It was the only thing that completely went (and there were a lot of other good looking desserts there too) and I received many compliments. I omitted the blackberries and used whole milk for the pudding. Thanks for posting such an easy and delicious dessert! I'm submitting a pic as well...

Violet516 July 06, 2009