Pumpkin Spice Trifle

pumpkin trifleyeah I need to clean my lens.

This is a day late but at least I remembered to post it. It’s the thought that counts right? Anyway, this is delicious. Mama said it tasted like pumpkin pie without the crust. Everyone in my house loved it including the nephew. We don’t care too much for gingerbread around these parts so I substituted a spice cake made from a mix and used pumpkin pie spice instead of the cardamom. The original  recipe can be found on page 217 of The Lady and Sons, Too or on the Food Network site.


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Pumpkin Spice Trifle

Recipe by Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi adapted from Paula Deen

A pumpkin spice trifle serves a crowd and is a cinch to make.

Prep time: 1 hour

Cook time: 35 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Yield: 20 servings


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 large box cook and serve and vanilla pudding
  • 1 30 ounce can pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 12 ounce container whipped topping

Cooking Directions

Bake the spice cake according to the directions. Let cool completely.

Make the vanilla pudding according to the directions and cool. In a medium bowl mix the pumpkin, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice together then add to the pudding.

Crumble half the cake into a large bowl or trifle dish. Pour half of the pudding and half of the whipped topping over the top. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serves 20.

post is linked to Holiday Food Fest at Hoosier Homemade and {Linked to Ingredient Spotlight:Pudding Mix at Eat at Home


8 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Trifle

  1. Michele October 10, 2009 at 5:20 am Reply

    Looks yummy! I loved this!

  2. Liz@HoosierHomemade November 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm Reply

    I love make trifles. They are so easy but look so impressive. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Holiday Food Fest! I hope you join us next Thurs. too.

  3. Geri@heartnsoulcooking November 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm Reply

    What a GREAT!!! fall trifle. I love the taste of spice cake and pumpkin.

  4. Lauren November 6, 2009 at 6:16 pm Reply

    Oh my! That looks fantastic – I love the flavours!

  5. gfe--gluten free easily November 7, 2009 at 12:41 am Reply

    Trifles are a family favorite. I’ve made a pumpkin trifle before, but yours looks and sounds much better. I do love anything pumpkin!:-)

    I’m so enjoying meeting everyone who is joining in the Holiday Food Fest!


  6. Tiffany March 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm Reply

    So pretty and delicious too. Thanks for linking up!

    • Micha March 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm Reply

      It is very yummy. Now I wish I had the ingredients for it right now.

  7. The Best of … Desserts | Cookin' Mimi September 29, 2011 at 10:51 am Reply

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