Lighter Blackberry Orange Trifle
4.89 from 9 votes

Lighter Orange Blackberry Trifle Recipe

A delicious homestyle dessert made a bit lighter with reduced-fat pound pound cake and low-fat pudding.
Prep Time30 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 293
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 3 to 4 slices reduced-fat pound cake, to make 3 cups of 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons low sugar orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1 recipe fat-free vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries, divided

For the Vanilla Pudding

  • 1/2 cup Truvia (or favorite no calorie/low calorie sweetener)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Make the pudding first since it needs a chance to cool before being added to the trifle.
  • In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and salt with 1/2 cup of evaporated milk.
  • Put the remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk and 1 cup 2% milk in a heavy bottomed saucepan set over medium low heat. Heat until it begins to steam and then slowly whisk in the cornstach mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Cook over medium low heat until the pudding thickens and just starts to boil, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to very low and continue to cook, stirring often, another 5 minutes or so.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Cover and chill before using it in the trifle.
  • Spread the slices of pound cake with orange marmalade and then cut them into 1-inch cubes. Place the cut cake cubes in a shallow bowl and Drizzle them with the orange liqueur and orange juice. Toss them a bit to get some of the liquor and juice on each piece. Toss in 1 cup of the blackberries.
  • Cover the cake and berries evenly with the cooled pudding and then spoon over the whipped cream.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • When you are ready to serve, scatter the remaining blackberries and orange zest over the top.

Recipe Notes

I love this kind of recipe because it doesn't have to be exact to be good. You can use whatever kind of cake you like - loaf cake, sponge cake, pound cake, angel food cake.
You could also skip the pudding and just use more softly whipped cream if you like. You can make it in individual goblets, or a more traditional glass bowl or trifle dish.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *7
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *12
Nutrition Facts
Lighter Orange Blackberry Trifle Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th recipe)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.1g12%
Carbohydrates 45.3g15%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Protein 5.2g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: berry trifle, trifle dessert