Easy Apple Spice Trifle Recipe

Nov 22 2022
Forget fruitcake… This is fruit AND cake, and it’s way better! This easy Apple Spice Trifle recipe has just five main ingredients. It’s perfect for a last-minute holiday dessert!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Apple Spice Trifle Recipe

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1/8 of recipe (about 1 cup): 220 calories, 7.5g total fat (3.5g sat. fat), 165mg sodium, 37.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 22g sugars, 2g protein

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Cool: 1 hour


1 1/4 cups spice cake mix

1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/2 tsp. cinnamon, or more for topping

1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

One 9-oz. container light whipped topping (thawed from frozen)

4 cups chopped apples

1 oz. (about 1/4 cup) chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray an 8”X8” baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg whites/substitute, and 1/2 cup water. Mix until smooth and uniform.

Transfer batter to the baking pan, and smooth out the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, 18–20 minutes.

Let cool completely, about 30 minutes in the pan and 30 minutes out of the pan on a cooling rack.

Cut cake into 1-inch cubes.

Add cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to the whipped topping. Stir until uniform.

In a large glass bowl or trifle dish, layer half of the cake, half of the whipped topping, 2 cups apples, and 1/2 oz. (about 2 tbsp.) pecans. Repeat layering with remaining cake, whipped topping, 2 cups apples, and 1/2 oz. (about 2 tbsp.) pecans.


HG Alternative: Can’t find spice cake mix? Just mix 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice into 1 1/4 cups yellow cake mix for a similar result!

Hungry for More Easy 5-Ingredient Dessert Recipes?

This easy Apple Spice Trifle recipe isn’t your only option for a simple dessert for a crowd…

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If you share this easy Apple Spice Trifle recipe with a friend, maybe they’ll bring it to Thanksgiving dinner!


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