Colossal Caramel Apple Trifle

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Sharon123

A wonderful way to serve dessert to 42 people! An English concoction.

Top Review by Orchard

I'm sorry to say this was too sickly sweet for my tastes, but it was nonetheless a big hit at the potluck I took it to, and I received a lot of compliments on it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix (or white)
  • 6 cups cold milk
  • 3 (3 1/2 ounce) packages vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 (12 1/4 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 12 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling
  • 2 (16 ounce) cartons frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. In a large bowl, whisk milk, pudding mixes and apple pie spice for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  2. Cut one cake layer if necessary to fit evenly in an 8-qt. punch bowl. Poke holes in cake with a long wooden skewer; gradually pour a third of the caramel topping over cake. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans and spread with half of the pudding mixture. Spoon one can of pie filling over pudding; spread with one carton of whipped topping.
  3. Top with remaining cake and repeat layers. Drizzle with remaining caramel topping and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Refrigerate until serving.

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