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Apple Spice Cake Trifle

 Apple Spice Cake Trifle
We like this cake because it's economical, looks elegant and tastes delicious. Our friends enjoy it.—Norma Lee Ingle, Swan, Iowa
20-24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups cinnamon applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 7 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 envelope whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, applesauce, eggs and oil; beat
  • on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small saucepan, cook pie filling, butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • until butter is melted; stir until well blended. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, pudding mix, topping mix and
  • remaining cinnamon. Beat on high until thickened, about 5 minutes;

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Apple Spice Cake Trifle (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • set aside. Spread a third of the whipped topping in a 6-qt. trifle
  • bowl.
  • Cut cake into cubes; place half over topping. Top with half of the
  • fruit mixture, walnuts and pudding mixture. Repeat layers. Spread
  • with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Cover and
  • chill for at least 2 hours. Yield: 20-24 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 288 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.