Rating: 4.67 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This trifle is apple pie filling, apple cake, and trifle dessert prepared in a rectangular box and great to take to a large gathering.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
45 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, and lightly grease the paper.

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  • Beat spice cake mix, 1 can apple pie filling, eggs, and vegetable oil with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes in a large bowl.

  • Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Slice in half horizontally to create two layers.

  • Whisk milk, cream, French vanilla pudding mix, butterscotch pudding mix, cinnamon, and nutmeg for 2 minutes in a large bowl. Transfer to refrigerator to chill.

  • Place one layer of cake in the bottom of a large 8-quart rectangular plastic container. Poke holes in the cake with a skewer or toothpick and pour 1 cup caramel ice cream topping over the top of the cake. Sprinkle 1/3 cup pecans over the caramel and spread half of the pudding mixture on top.

  • Spoon 1 can apple pie filling over pudding mixture and spread 1 container whipped topping over the filling. Place second cake layer on top of whipped topping and repeat the layering process.

  • Drizzle assembled trifle with remaining 1/4 cup caramel topping and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup pecans. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 74g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 31.6mg; sodium 500.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2014
I took this to the fellowship hour at church. Everyone raved and had to have the recipe. I usually make a recipe as written when making for the first time; however I was not at all sure that a layer cake would transport easily. So here is what I did: I made the cake as written removed from the pan and cooled. Instead of splitting and filling the cake I made a coller for the pan placed it back in the 9x13 and put the pie filling on top. I then mixed up the pudding and poured it on the pie filling and chilled until solid. I frosted with the Cool Whip and sprinkled pecans on top. I omitted the caramel ice cream topping all togather as I like tart and felt it would add too much sweetness. I will make this again maybe next time with the ice cream topping. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2014
I took this to the fellowship hour at church. Everyone raved and had to have the recipe. I usually make a recipe as written when making for the first time; however I was not at all sure that a layer cake would transport easily. So here is what I did: I made the cake as written removed from the pan and cooled. Instead of splitting and filling the cake I made a coller for the pan placed it back in the 9x13 and put the pie filling on top. I then mixed up the pudding and poured it on the pie filling and chilled until solid. I frosted with the Cool Whip and sprinkled pecans on top. I omitted the caramel ice cream topping all togather as I like tart and felt it would add too much sweetness. I will make this again maybe next time with the ice cream topping. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2019
I made this for friends and family. I will definitely make it again Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2020
I altered this recipe in many ways. I started with 2 individual layers so I did not have to split the one layer. I made a 9x13 and a 9x9 version of this recipe using all the same amount of ingredients as written. The 9x9 was one layer of cake with Carmel, pecans, pudding layer and apple layer. Another layer of cake, cool whip, apples, pudding and pecans with a drizzle of Carmel on top. For the 9x13 I cubed the layer of cake, drizzled it with Carmel Read More
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