This Caramel Apple Trifle is full of soft, spongy spice cake, tender caramel apples and cool whipped cream. They're layered together for the most perfect dessert.
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9"x13" pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Stir in 1 cup caramel chips.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth out. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
In a small bowl, stir together the apples and brown sugar. Add to the melted butter and cook until apples are soft, about 5 minutes.
Melt the remaining 1/2 cup caramel chips and stir into the warm apples. Let cool completely.
To assemble: cut the cake into thirds. Crumble the first third and place in the bottom of the trifle dish. Spoon half of the apples over the top. Spread 1/2 of the cool-whip over the top.
Continue to layer until you end with cake. Save about 2 Tbsp. of cool-whip and 1 tbsp. apples to top off the cake.
Refrigerate before serving.
Note: make sure to cool your cake and apples completely. Not doing so will make your cool-whip melt.