Keto Chocolate Trifle

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This delightful keto chocolate trifle recipe combines layers of moist boxed chocolate cake, creamy vanilla pudding, and rich chocolate whipped cream - all made sugar-free for a decadent dessert that is easy to make and enjoyed by all, including those who don't eat keto!

Simple keto desserts like this chocolate trifle are the ideal dish to take to a potluck or cookout. Similar to the keto berry trifle, it’s an impressive treat you can bring that doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to make, yet it tastes like you did. Plus, it’s so good, no one will know it’s sugar free or low carb unless you tell them!

A small dish containing layers of white pudding, chocolate cream and chocolate cake. A swirl of chocolate cream is on top and is topped with crumbled cake and melted chocolate.

With shortcut ingredients like boxed cake mix and pudding mix, you can whip up this dessert in just 30 minutes. This keto chocolate trifle offers the perfect balance of flavors and textures, with layers of moist, spongy chocolate cake, creamy vanilla pudding, and rich chocolate whipped cream. All are sugar-free and low carb, so you can still enjoy a guilt-free indulgence without sacrificing your goals.

Make a large trifle to share or turn it into individual portion-controlled mini trifles, so you can easily track how much you are getting. Or turn it into a poke cake and let the creamy pudding soak into the cake for an irresistible treat everyone will enjoy.

How to make a keto chocolate trifle

This chocolate trifle is easy to make when you follow this semi-homemade recipe:

  1. Make a sugar free chocolate from a box cake mix. Follow the package instructions for mixing, but bake on a quarter baking sheet for 10 minutes at 375°F.
  2. While cake is cooling, prepare the vanilla pudding by using boxed sugar-free vanilla pudding mix, 2 cups of nut milk and 1/3 cup heavy cream. Pudding will be running and have a slightly thickened consistency.
  3. Whip up some chocolate whipped cream by beating heavy whipping cream with sugar free sweetener and unsweetened cocoa powder.
  4. Assemble the trifle by layering down pudding, cubed chocolate cake, chocolate whipped cream, more pudding and finishing with a dollop of more chocolate whipped cream.

Keto Chocolate Trifle Recipe Video

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Keto Chocolate Cake Layer Ingredients

Sugar Free Pudding Layer Ingredients

Chocolate Whipped Cream Layer Ingredients

Keto Chocolate Trifle Directions

  • Keto Chocolate Trifle
  • A half eaten trifle dessert with a spoon resting in the bowl.

    Boxed keto cake mix

    My favorite boxed keto cake mix is by King Arthur Baking Company. Their keto cakes are gluten free and are only 2 grams of net carbs per serving. They look and taste like a regular cake – meaning they don’t have a strange aftertaste, are not dry or dense.

    Other keto cake mixes can be used and luckily there are many companies who make them, including Duncan Hines, which you can find at most bigger grocery store chains.

    Here are some options for keto cake mixes that you might try:

    Sugar free pudding options

    When it comes to boxed pudding mix, there are only a couple of sugar free options available. For this recipe, I used vanilla pudding; however, other pudding flavors will pair perfectly with the chocolate cake as well. Try chocolate pudding!!

    • Sugar free Jello Pudding – This is available at most grocery stores and it comes in a variety of flavors other than vanilla or chocolate, like cheesecake and white chocolate. The ingredients aren’t the cleanest as it does contain maltodextrin, aspartame and modified cornstarch.
    • Simply Delish – This is the preferred option for keto pudding from the box as it doesn’t contain any junk ingredients. It is sweetened with erythritol and stevia. It comes in flavors like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
    A close up of the layers of a trifle containing vanilla pudding, chocolate cake and chocolate whipped cream.

    Storage information

    Although you can enjoy the keto trifle right away, refrigerating the finished dessert gives times for the pudding to soak into the cake and for the flavors to come together. It is even better the next day!

    To store in the refrigerator, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. 

    Keto Chocolate Trifle: FAQS

    Can I use any boxed cake mix in this recipe?

    Yes, you can use any boxed or packaged cake mix. Just follow the package instructions on how to make the cake batter and for the correct cooking temperature.

    Do I have to bake the cake in a quarter sheet pan?

    It's not necessary to bake the cake in the sheet pan. I found it easier when it came to cutting the cake into cubes. You can bake in the cake in a baking dish or cake pan and cube it that way. Crumbling the cake when layering the trifle works well too.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Chocolate Trifle

    Servings: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 456
    Fat 45.9g
    Protein 8g
    Total Carbs 29.5g
    Net Carbs 5.5g

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