Colossal Caramel Apple Dessert

Recipe by SpeechTeachMe
READY IN: 45mins


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


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