“No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

If you’re short on time, this big-on-flavor dessert is perfect!  So easy, quick, and absolutely yummy! You can make it all summer long. 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, and blueberries, and drizzling a store-bought strawberry glaze.  So light, fluffy, and bursting with flavor!  Each serving has 120 calories and 0 fat. Enjoy!
Note: this entire recipe can be cut down. Just use a smaller bowl and cut all ingredients in half.
“No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, Ready in Minutes!

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 16 servings (each serving about ¾ cup)

Food Facts
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 Tips

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.

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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


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

“No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 121 kcal


  • 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


  • In a large serving bowl or trifle dish, place half the angel food cake pieces on the bottom of bowl.
  • Sprinkle about 2 cups strawberries evenly over cake.
  • Dollop 1 package of pudding all over top of berries.
  • Sprinkle with ½ cup blueberries and drizzle with ¼ cup strawberry glaze over blueberries.
  • Spread ½ container Cool Whip evenly over glaze.
  • 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.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.  Store any leftovers covered in refrigerator.


Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gSodium: 45mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 3Plus Points: 3
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!


  1. This is my traditional July 4th dessert, and Memorial Day, as well as Labor Day. That being said, I have always wondered whether I am supposed to be using 2 4 packs of pudding, or 2 servings from a 4-pack.

  2. This is my go-to dessert for 4th July and such too, Kathy! The pudding snack packs usually come with 4 containers about 3.25 ounces each. This recipe uses 2 containers (snack-packs)
    I hope this helps.
    Have fun!
    All the best,

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