pumpkin trifle dessert a large family dessert


Trifles are great  with the different textures, it makes for a yummy pretty dessert.  I usually like to make my desserts quickly as I am more of an “instant outcome girl” but this was worth waiting for the cake to cool to assemble.

You will need the following:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 1 c pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 tsp maple extract


  • 2 boxes butterscotch pudding
  • 1-16 oz cool whip container
  • english toffee candy bits


Cream the shortening, sugars, and eggs beat until fluffy.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended.  2013-11-04_00150Pour into a 9×13 greased baking pan.
2013-11-04_00151Bake 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool completely.
2013-11-04_00167After completely cooled, prepare your pudding according to box directions.
2013-11-04_00168Once your cake is cooled, crumble it. Then layer 1/2 of the cake in the bottom of a glass serving dish.2013-11-04_00173Next top with 1/2 of the pudding mixture.2013-11-04_00174Add 1/2 of the cool whip.2013-11-04_00175Sprinkle with toffee pieces.2013-11-04_00176

Repeat the layers and you will end up with a great “eye catching” dessert.  Keep refrigerated until serving time.


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