Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Few Fall Desserts

Pumpkin trifle
What you need:
1 package (14-1/2 ounces) spice cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 egg
4 cups milk
1 large box vanilla pudding
1 large box butterscotch pudding
1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 (12 oz) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed

Step 1) Combine cake mix, water and egg on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into an ungreased 8-in square baking pan and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick insearted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. When completely cooled, crumble the cake. Set aside 1/4 cup crumbs for a garnish.

Step 2) Whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir in pumpkin and spices until well blended.

Step 3) In a trifle bowl or 3.5 quart glass serving bowl, layer a fourth of the cake crumbs, half of the pumpkin mixture, a fourth of the cake crumbs and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers. Garnish with reserved cake crumbs. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
                           Milk chocolate cake balls with melted chocolate drizzled on top. Delish!

Spice cupcakes with apple pie filling decorated to look like apples. Thanks for the idea Pam!

Pumpkin pie cupcakes decorated to look like pumpkins.

Happy fall!!!!!
XO!  Jess


  1. i'm insanely jealous right now. we need to be neighbors. : )

  2. YUMMMMMMM! That's all I can really say about all that stuff. It looks amazing and I love fall foods...apples, pumpkin, cinnamon...all of it. I would love to try to make that trifle sometime, but I need to get a trifle bowl first. :)