Keto Trifle


A gorgeous, make ahead keto dessert perfect for a Spring or Summer potluck

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An easy layered keto dessert filled with fresh summer berries and lemon whipped cream, this keto trifle is perfect for Summer gatherings.

Berry trifles are the perfect patriotic summer dessert for a gathering of friends and family. Not only are they stunning, but they feed a crowd. It’s my go-to back yard BBQ potluck dessert because people can’t tell it’s keto! Just like my keto strawberry shortcake and my keto carrot cake, these keto desserts have fooled many friends and family in to thinking they are loaded with sugar.

fruit berries scattered on top of whipped cream with basil on top

Instead of using ladyfingers or a carb heavy cake, we start by making an easy keto shortcake. While that cools, we make a quick strawberry sauce and lemon whipped cream. Once assembled in a deep clear glass bowl or trifle dish, you have a delicious keto berry trifle with layers of cake, whipped cream and berries.

How to make a keto trifle

  1. Make a keto cake! In this recipe, I make a keto shortcake using almond flour, eggs and a few other ingredients.
  2. Make a sugar free strawberry sauce using keto sweetener and fresh strawberries.
  3. Whip up some whipped cream and flavor it with lemon zest and lemon juice.
  4. Assemble by alternating layers of whipped cream, cake, strawberry sauce and berries – raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries.

a smaller trifle dish sits in front of a large dish with fruit surrounding the dish

Keto Trifle Recipe Video

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Keto Shortcake Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 - 1 cup sugar-free sweetener
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or nut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Sugar Free Strawberry Sauce Ingredients

Lemon Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free sweetener
  • 1/4 cup lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Berries Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3/4 cup blueberries

Keto Trifle Directions

  • Keto Trifle
  • a trifle bowl with a berry triffle inside with strawberries, cake and whipped cream


    • Almond flour – If you have a nut allergy or are avoid nuts, try using sunflower seed flour. It measures cup for cup with almond flour and is a seed not a nut. You could try using coconut flour, but I haven’t tested it in this recipe. If you choose to experiment, 1 cup of coconut flour might be a good place.
    • Butter – Melted coconut oil can be used instead.
    • Sour cream – This is here just to mellow out the egg flavor. You can use yogurt, buttermilk or cream cheese instead.
    • Heavy whipping cream – If you are dairy free, use a nut milk like almond milk or coconut milk in the cake. For the whipped cream, try whipping coconut cream to make whipped coconut cream. Keto pudding mix can also be used in place of the whipped cream, but them it’s just not the same.
    brightly color red, white and blue trifle in front of a black background


    If you don’t care to spend time making each component of this keto cake, here are a few shortcuts you can take.

    • Make a boxed keto cake. Instead of making the shortcake I have listed above, make a boxed keto cake. Swerve makes a tasty one. Good Dee’s is another low carb cake mix brand. I have yet to see a box cake mix for keto shortcake or pound cake.
    • Use cookies instead of cake. Pick out your favorite keto cookies, like these vanilla wafer’s from HighKey and crumble or scatter them in each layer.
    • Omit the strawberry sauce. This is an optional step in your low carb berry trifle, but it does add time so just leave it out if you are in hurry to make something for your party.

    Storage information

    Each layer can be stored separately in the refrigerator and assembled into the trifle dish right before serving.

    Or you can assemble your trifle and stick it in the refrigerator 1-2 days ahead of time. Keep in mind that the cake in the assembled trifle will start to soak up moisture. It is still very good but has a texture similar to a poke cake.

    Keto Trifle: FAQS

    Can I use sugar free Cool Whip?

    I don't recommend it. Zero Sugar Cool Whip still has high fructose corn syrup in it. It has 3 grams carbs per 2 tablespoons. Heavy cream as 0.3 carbs per tablespoon.

    Can I make chocolate cake instead?

    Absolutely! Add 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder to the cake mixture to make a chocolate keto trifle.

    Can I cut the recipe in half?

    Yes, simply add half of all the ingredients. This trifle makes a enough to fill a large 183 oz trifle bowl.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Trifle

    Servings: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 356
    Fat 32.6g
    Protein 7.1g
    Total Carbs 8.6g
    Net Carbs 5.4g

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    1. This recipe sounds soooo good but I’m puzzled about “20 servings” and how much I’d scoop out to call it 1 serving. Any thoughts?

      1. It makes an enourmous quantity as it is meant to feed a crowd. You can add the ingredients to a macro calculator like MyFitnessPal and divide by the number of servings you want to get from it.

    2. I just made this trifle today. It was soooo good! I made it exactly as written. It was the perfect sweetness, it fed a crowd and everyone including the kids loved it! I will be making this regularly. Thank you for such an amazing recipe!

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