Apples N' Spice Cake Trifle

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 20-24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) box spice cake mix
  • 1 14
    cups cinnamon applesauce
  • 13
    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 14
    ounces whipped dessert topping mix
  • 1
    (12 ounce) carton whipped topping, thawed
  • 12
    cup walnuts, chopped
  • 14
    cup toffee pieces, almond brickle chips or 2 Heath candy bars, chopped
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DIRECTIONS

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