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    Apples N' Spice Cake Trifle

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    1 hr

    20 mins

    40 mins

    TheDancingCook's Note:

    This is a perfect fall holiday dessert that looks wonderful in the trifle bowl. Don't let the ingredients/steps scare you! All ingredients are canned, boxed, cartoned; you just need to buy it and combine it! One hour to prepare and the results are gratifying! This is so easy; I made this for my in-laws Thanksgiving dinner when I was dating my husband; during that time period I had no kitchen skills whatsoever. Very easy! Prep time does not include cooling/chilling times. This recipe is from Taste of Home Magazine, the October/November 1999 edition.

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    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box spice cake mix
    • 1 1/4 cups cinnamon applesauce
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
    • 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
    • 7 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
    • 3 cups milk, cold
    • 1 (6 ounce) box vanilla pudding mix
    • 1 1/4 ounces whipped dessert topping mix
    • 1 (12 ounce) carton whipped topping, thawed
    • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
    • 1/4 cup toffee pieces, almond brickle chips or 2 Heath candy bars, chopped


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, applesauce, eggs and oil; beat on medium for 2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Pour into a greased 13x9 baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    4. 4
    5. 5
      While that is baking, in a saucpan combine apple pie filling, butter and 1 tsp of cinnamon until butter is melted and stir until well blended.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      In a mixing bowl, combine milk, pudding mix, whipped topping mix and remaining cinnamon.
    8. 8
      Beat on high until thick; about 5 minutes then let it stand for 5 more minutes.
    9. 9
      Spread 1/3 of the apple mix (step#5) in a trifle bowl.
    10. 10
      Now, cut the cake into cubes and place half over the apple mixture in trifle.
    11. 11
      Top that with half of the whipped topping/pudding and sprinkle 1/4 cup walnuts.
    12. 12
      Repeat the layers, ending with the remaining topping mixture and sprinkle with bits, chips or chopped candy bar and 1/4 cup walnuts.
    13. 13
      Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 01, 2009


      So delicious!

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    • on November 24, 2006


      The Dancing Cook, this trifle was excellent and wonderful for Thanksgiving. Nobody in my house was in the mood for pumpkin pie, so I made this. I used reduced-fat cream cheese and Werther's Original's candies crushed for the Heath toffee chips-it was yummy. Thank you for a great recipe.

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    • on August 29, 2006


      I made this for a change from the usual summer desserts and it was soooo good. Everyone really loved it and wanted the recipe. I made my own spice cake recipe and smashed some Wherther's toffee candies in place of the original ingredients and it was absolutetly delicious. I'll surly be making this again & again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Apples N' Spice Cake Trifle

    Serving Size: 1 (126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 336.9
    Calories from Fat 149
    Total Fat 16.6 g
    Saturated Fat 6.1 g
    Cholesterol 52.0 mg
    Sodium 309.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 25.4 g
    Protein 4.5 g

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