Pumpkin Trifle

  • Yield 25 servings

Try this trifle in place of the traditional pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.


1 package (2-layer) spice cake mix
4 packages (4 ounce) butterscotch instant pudding mix
2 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 can (29 ounce) pumpkin
2 cups whipping cream, whipped


  1. Prepare and bake the cake mix using the package directions. Let cool completely. Crumble half the cake into a trifle bowl.
  2. Prepare the pudding according to the package directions, using 2 1/2 cups milk.
  3. Blend the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice into the pumpkin in a bowl. Mix the pudding and pumpkin mixture together in a bowl.
  4. Layer half the pudding mixture and half the whipped cream over the spice cake crumbs.
  5. Crumble 3/4 of the remaining spice cake over the whipped cream. Repeat the pudding mixture and whipped cream layers.
  6. Crumble the remaining spice cake over the top.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Favorite Recipes Press, Almost Homemade, Cake Mix Desserts, (Favorite Recipes Press, 2006)



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