Black Forest Trifle

Serves: 1 (large serving)

Happy Thursday! We are quickly approaching the end of the week! I bet you are just as excited as I am!!!! :) Tomorrow is the boyfriends birthday (30th…shhh!!) and he has requested a 7-layer cake! Yes, a homemade 7 layer cake! He wants a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting….and not a healthy one! haha So you can all guess what I will be spending half of my day doing tomorrow!! Of course, I will be making myself my own little mini healthy 7-layer cake so I can participate in the chocolate fun too…..but without the guilt and flour! ? I am sure you will see some pictures on Instagram/Twitter over the weekend! And if you don’t follow me on either of those 1) you should be asking yourself why not?! ? and 2) I will share some pictures….and maybe a recipe with you next week!

But in the mean time, here is a nice chocolate dessert that you can enjoy, guilt free, this weekend! It is so healthy you could eat it for breakfast, like I might have done one morning when I was craving sugar after a long run and tough lift! Ooops! ?

Fit Ingredients


  • 2 tbs (15g) chocolate hemp protein powder (I used Nutiva)
  • 1 tbs (8g) vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tbs (5g) Hershey Special Dark Chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp stevia, powdered (adjust to desired sweetness)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbs coconut milk


  • 1/2c (70g) cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/8 tsp brandy, optional


  • 3/4c (6oz) fat free, low sodium ricotta cheese (I used Calabro) or greek yogurt
  • Vanilla stevia (drops), to taste
  • 1 tbs (6g) chopped walnuts, optional


  • large microwave safe mug
  • non stick spray
  • Parfait glass, optional



1. Spray your microwave safe mug with non stick spray.

2. In a bowl combine all of your cake ingredients.

3. Mix well.

4. Pour your batter into your mug and microwave on high for 1 1/12-2 minutes. *This will vary as all microwaves are different.

5. Remove your cake from the mug and allow is to cool.

6. In a second bowl mix your ricotta (or greek yogurt) and stevia.

7. In a 3rd bowl combine your cherries and brandy.

8. Take your mug cake and cut into about 1in cubes.

9. Take your parfait glass and lay 1/2 of the cake on the bottom.

10. Place half of the cherries on top of the cake.

11. Layer 1/2 of your ricotta onto the cherries.

12. Repeat the layers.

13. Top with walnuts, if desired.

14. Eat with a long spoon! ?

Ok, so I don’t really think you need me to tell you how utterly amazing this trifle tasted!! It was literally like heaven to my mouth! It had a deep chocolate flavor from the cocoa powder and hemp, which was offset by the creamy ricotta and sweetness of the cherries! I might have just happened to eat this 2 days in a row! ? DELICIOUS!!! Now, stop drooling and quickly run and make one! :)


Nutrition: (for the entire recipe, not including walnuts)

Calories: 298.9, Protein: 37.7g, Carbs: 24.4g, Fat: 7.1g (3g Saturated), Sodium: 214mg, Fiber: 8g (Net Carbs: 16.4g)

This makes a HUGE dessert, so feel free to divide it in half for those of you watching your calories! Also, where else can you find a cake that packs in 8g of fiber, a third of your daily requirements, plus has only 16.4g of net carbs!??


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