“No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, Ready in Minutes!

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You’ll love this fresh berry dessert to make for family and friends.  Perfect for Easter and wonderful to enjoy all strawberry season long.  If you’re short on time, this big on flavor dessert is perfect.  So easy, quick and absolutely yummy!  This isn’t your ordinary strawberry shortcake either.  I’m starting with a store-bought fat-free angel food cake, adding fat-free vanilla pudding, Cool Whip, lots of fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries and drizzling a store bought strawberry glaze.  So light, fluffy and bursting with flavor!  Each serving has 120 calories, 0 fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUSEnjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour


5 cups (~2 pints), fresh strawberries, sliced

2 cups fresh blueberries

½ cup store-bought prepared strawberry glaze, see shopping tips

1 (14oz) ready baked angel food cake, cut in half and into 1-inch cubes, see shopping tips

1 (8oz) container fat-free frozen Cool Whip, thawed

2 snack packs of already prepared fat-free vanilla or tapioca pudding, see shopping tips


1. In a large serving bowl or trifle dish, place half the angel food cake pieces on the bottom of bowl.

2. Sprinkle about 2 cups strawberries evenly over cake.

3. Dollop 1 package of pudding all over top of berries.

4. Sprinkle with ½ cup blueberries and drizzle with ¼ cup strawberry glaze over blueberries.

5. Spread ½ container Cool Whip evenly over glaze.

6. Repeat the steps starting with angel food cake and ending with Cool Whip.  Decorate top of the Strawberry Shortcake Trifle with remaining sliced strawberries and blueberries.

7. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.  Store any leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Makes 16 servings (each serving about ¾ cup)

Food Fact
Although shortcake is most commonly made with a rich biscuit, it can also be made with cake.  The classic American shortcake is a large sweet biscuit, split in half, then filled and topped with sliced fruit, usually strawberries and whipped cream.
A trifle usually consists of sponge cake or ladyfingers, doused with sherry, covered with jam and custard, topped with whipped cream and garnished with fruit, nuts or chocolate.

Shopping Tips

Marie’s Glaze for Strawberries comes in a container and found in the produce section (near the strawberries) in most supermarkets.  Store leftover glaze in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Ready baked angel food cake can be found in the produce section this time of year, usually displayed with fresh strawberries. It might also be in the bakery aisle.

Already prepared fat-free vanilla or tapioca pudding is usually displayed in the aisle where boxed dry pudding mixes are sold.  It’s available in a 4-snack-pack size.  You can substitute fat-free chocolate, if desired. If you can’t find it make your own with a dry package of instant vanilla pudding. Prepare it with fat-free milk.

Prep Tip
This dessert can be made a day in advance.

The easiest way to thaw Cool Whip is in the refrigerator. When you get home from the market, store in the fridge until ready to assemble the trifle.

Weight Watchers
(old points)
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (each serving about ¾ cup)
121 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 2g protein, 28g carbs, 2g fiber, 45mg sodium, 10g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 serving
242 calories, 9g fat, 3g protein, 36g carbs, 2g fiber, 162mg sodium, 11g sugar

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51 Responses to ““No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, Ready in Minutes!”

  1. Maureen Says:

    What an easy trifle!

    I’d probably add more work by smearing strawberry jam on the cake before tossing it in. :)

    I love trifle.

  2. Elina (Healthy and Sane) Says:

    This is totally perfect for 4th of July. I need to think of something creative asap. Usually I drop the ball and then drool over everyone else’s creative ideas. :)

  3. Dee at Deelicious Sweets Says:

    Yum! I love those calories too! This is one of my families favorite desserts! Hope you have a great weekend :)

  4. admin Says:

    Thanks Dee…You too!

  5. marla Says:

    This is such a fun summer dessert.
    We are in our final week of Get Grillin’ – Dessert is the theme and we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect! This week we have a Rouxbe Cooking School giveaway. http://su.pr/2YaIiV

  6. admin Says:

    Thanks Marla…Just submitted 3 summer treats!

  7. KC Quaretti-Lee Says:

    Thanks for the visit and comment! You are sure right about your skinny strawberry trifle….SOOOO glad I came to check it out! Definately going to try it this weekend!

  8. admin Says:


  9. Sara Says:

    So about how much is 1/16 of this amazing looking desert?

  10. admin Says:

    Sara, I created this recipe a long time ago and really don’t remember. Hopefully I’ll have time to make it again soon and let you know! Sorry…

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  12. The Better Baker Says:

    Perfectly! MY kind of dish! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck!

  13. admin Says:

    Thanks a bunch…And,thanks for hosting Weekend Potluck!

  14. Jessica Says:

    Thank you so much for linking up! This looks delicious!!!!!

  15. admin Says:

    Thank you and thanks for hosting Jessica!

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  17. admin Says:

    Thank you so much for including my No Bake Skinny Strawberry Trifle in your list!
    They all sound yummy.
    All the best to you,

  18. Deborah Says:

    How large is a serving size? 1/4 cup? 1/2 cup? 1 cup?

  19. admin Says:

    Deborah, each serving is about 3/4 cup. I hope you enjoy it!

  20. Sarah Lynn Says:

    Delicious! I have a major sweet tooth, so I’m always looking for sweets I can eat without having as much guilt from all the fat and calories! I’d love for you to share this easy and delicious recipe on my blog link party, Sweet Tooth Tuesdays. I know my readers would love it!

  21. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for the invite Sarah! I just shared my recipe at your link party!
    With best wishes,

  22. Miz Helen Says:

    Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  23. admin Says:

    Thanks Miz Helen…My very best wishes to you too!

  24. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Miz Helen! Enjoy the holiday too.
    My best,

  25. LuLu C Says:

    I made this yesterday for a get-together. It was a hit. Very good!!! I plan to make it again and again! Thank you for this skinny, delicious dessert!

  26. admin Says:

    I’m so happy everyone loved this recipe. Thanks so much for letting me know LuLu.
    Wishing you all the best,

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  28. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my recipe…Looks great!

  29. mjskit Says:

    Well, this looks absolutely delicious! Love the “no bake” thing. Perfect for our 105 F heat!

  30. admin Says:

    Thanks Mj…Enjoy!

  31. sara Says:

    Yum! This looks really tasty and perfect for the 4th! :)

  32. admin Says:

    Thanks Sara!

  33. Alice (@mumsmakelists) Says:

    Hi Nancy – Just to let you know I’ve featured you in my July 4th Round-up – thanks so much for sharing Alice x

  34. admin Says:

    I’m excited…Thanks so much Alice! Your collection for the 4th looks great.
    All the best to you,

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  36. Joanne T Ferguson Says:

    G’day! Love strawberries! Love trifle! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne

  37. admin Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Joanne!

  38. Cathy Chester Says:

    Easy enough that even I could make it!

    It looks so good I want to dig in now.

  39. admin Says:

    It’s amount as easy as it gets and everyone loves it! I hope you get a chance to make it Cathy!

  40. Kecia Says:

    So fruity and refreshing! Pretty too!

  41. admin Says:

    Thanks Kecia!

  42. Katerina Says:

    I absolutely love this! Easy, quick and so tasty!

  43. Aunt Bee Says:

    I love no bake desserts! This sounds and looks SO yummy! I will definitely be trying this recipe this summer! <3

  44. Jennifer Says:

    Please clarify for me…. is “2 Snack Packs…” using the 8 individual puddings; OR – 2 individual puddings. Is the Snack Pack the whole package of 4 puddings?

  45. admin Says:

    Sorry for the confusion Jennifer. You use 2 individual snack packs from a 4 pack. Not all 4.
    Have fun and enjoy!
    My best,

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  48. murphy Says:

    I don’t understand this most everything about this recipe is prepackaged with all kinds of preservatives
    how can this be healthy ? or skinny?

  49. The Better Baker Says:

    Love! Love! Love! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. (Did I miss seeing a link back?) Happy Easter to you and yours Friend. XO

  50. admin Says:

    Many thanks sweet Marsha! xo

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