Skinny Banana Split Trifle

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Skinny Banana Split Trifle

Chunks of store-bought angel food cake are smothered in a vanilla sugar-free pudding "cream" and layered with all that is good in a banana split: fresh banana slices, pineapple, fresh sliced strawberries, chocolate fudge topping and, of course, walnuts, whipped topping and cherries to finish it all off for a spectacular presentation!


  • 1 (10") prepared angel food cake, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 (1 oz.) package of sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups skim or 1% milk
  • 2 (8 oz.) containers of Cool Whip FREE, thawed, divided
  • 3 med sized bananas, sliced
  • 3/4 cup canned 100% juice packed pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 TBS jarred chocolate fudge sauce, (warmed to make it easier to drizzle)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 5 - 6 maraschino cherries, for garnish


  1. In large bowl, with a whisk, combine the pudding mix and the milk until thickened. Fold in 1 1/2 containers of Cool Whip Free. (reserve other half for topping trifle) Set aside.
  2. Layer 1/3 of angel food cake cubes in bottom or trifle OR 9 x 13" glass pan. (if using a 9 x 13" pan, you might have to divide everything into two layers instead of three and just make adjustments)
  3. On top of cake cubes, sprinkle 1/3 of the pineapple. Top the pineapple with 1/3 of the pudding mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle one of the sliced bananas onto the pudding layer, along with 1 cup of the strawberries and a drizzle of 1 TBS of the chocolate fudge sauce. Repeat the layering one more time. To create the last layer, put the banana, pineapple and strawberries on top of the cake cubes, cover with remaining pudding mixture and then drizzle with remaining chocolate fudge sauce and sprinkle with walnuts. Add dollops of Cool Whip to the top and add cherries to the center of the dollops.
  4. Cover loosely (the cherries will help keep any plastic wrap from sticking to the surface) and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.

Total time: 15 mins.

Tags: Cool Whip, trifle, banana, strawberry, pineapple, cherries, angel food cake, no bake, dessert