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pumpkin better than… trifle

This cake is amazing. So amazing, we need to compare it to something equally amazing. My parents didn’t like us saying the “S” word… so my mom calls it “Better than Robert Redford” cake or “Better than Brad Pitt” cake… I think I would probably call it the “Better than Ryan Gosling” cake. I think that should cover it.

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pumpkin better than... trifle
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  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 bottle caramel sundae topping
  • 1 big container Cool Whip
  • 1 package Heath milk chocolate bits
  1. Mix together the cake mix & pumpkin, and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake according to cake mix directions (it's better if it's just a tiny bit undercooked).
  2. Once the cake is done, use the bottom of a wooden spoon to poke holes in the top (you can do this while it's still warm). Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top, and spread around to fill in all the holes.
  3. You can make this as one large trifle, or put it in individual cups to make mini, personalized trifles. I used the cups mostly because I don't have a trifle bowl, but also because I just love mini, personalized desserts. You will want to layer as follows: cake, Cool Whip, caramel, Heath bits. Repeat this sequence at least twice. Believe me... this cake won't last long. You may want to make two. Or three.

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November 19th, 2012 at 5:44 am

Oh my gosh! This is so ironic. I totally call it Better than Robert Redford cake! What are the odds?

November 19th, 2012 at 5:59 am

It might be a Mormon thing… I’ve also heard “better than anything,” “better than bow-chicka-wow-wow,” or, the classic, “better than heaven sex.”

November 21st, 2012 at 3:18 am

Okay so I must confess…I do not like pumpkin. But something about this trifle did it for me. One of the best tasting treats I have ever had. And I must say, this cake was definitely better than Robert Redford, just sayin.

November 28th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

After you made this, grandma W says it is going to be our traditional Thanksviving Day dessert from now on! Move over pumpkin pie! xo


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