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



You’ll love this fresh berry dessert to make for family and friends. Delicious for Memorial Day weekend 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 SmartPointsEnjoy!

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 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
Weight Watchers
(old points)

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
FACTS: for SmartPoints
96 calories, 0g sat. fat, 6g sugar, 2g protein

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

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  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. admin Says:

    Many thanks sweet Marsha! xo

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  7. Susan Williams Says:

    Just beautiful!!!

  8. Suzanne Fluhr Says:

    We lived in England when I was in 11th grade and my father was an exchange teacher there. That’s when I discovered trifle. I always have Weight Watchers points in the back of my head, so this will be a great addition to my Pinterest recipe file. I might sprinkle a little sherry on the angel food cake—-you know, just for authenticity. Authenticity doesn’t have any points, does it? 😉

  9. Mary Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle at Weekend Potluck! We hope to see again this weekend…the party has already started! Have a great weekend!

  10. admin Says:

    Thanks Mary!

  11. Kathy Says:

    Ok, lets start at the top. Left out the blueberries, to expensive for the few you get (over $3.00 for a 6 oz. pkg).. used extra strawberries.
    Made my own glaze so I could control The sugar content.
    Made the cake from scratch (I had the time to kill and the eggs to spare), otherwise I would have just used a mix.
    As for the cool whip, we try to avoid that stuff, but I did use it because I wasnt sure coconut cream whipped up would hold up for this. I also made the vanilla pudding from scratch to again control the sugar content myself and avoid more preservatives.
    All in all a bit time consuming doing it my way, but I think well worth the effort in both flavor and less preservatives.

  12. admin Says:

    I’m so impressed Kathy! I bet it tasted fantastic. Most of us are just too lazy.
    I want to come to your house!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    My best,

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