Strawberry Lemon Trifle

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


14 servings

Updated: Oct. 05, 2023
This refreshingly fruity dessert is one of our favorites. It looks so beautiful layered in a glass bowl that people will think it took ages to make. The secret is starting with a purchased angel food cake. —Lynn Marie Frucci, Pullman, Washington
Strawberry Lemon Trifle Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon white grape juice or water
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (12 ounces)
  • Optional: Whipped topping and additional strawberries


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and yogurt. Add the milk, pudding mix and lemon zest; beat until smooth. In a blender, process 1/2 cup strawberries and grape juice until blended.
  2. Cut cake into 1-in. cubes; place a third in a trifle bowl or 3-qt. serving bowl. Top with a third of the pudding mixture and half of the remaining strawberries. Drizzle with half of the strawberry sauce. Repeat all layers. Top with remaining cake and pudding mixture. If desired, garnish with whipped topping and additional strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 108 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.