5 from 2 votes
Apple Bourbon Spice Mini Trifles with Caramel
Apple Bourbon Spice Mini Trifles with Caramel
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Apple Bourbon Spice Mini Trifles with Caramel is the perfect upcoming Fall dessert combining Red Delicious apples, Makers Mark Bourbon, a simple box cake mix, orange zest, and sinfully delicious caramel sauce.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, Bourbon
Servings: 8
Author: hmccallum
  • 1 box White Classic Duncan Hines Spice Cake
  • 1 orange zested
  • 1 cup Markers Mark Bourbon
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • all-purpose flour to dust pan
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 5 red apples diced
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 dash of salt
  • caramel sauce to drizzle
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine 1 box of Classic Duncan Hines Spice Cake with 1 cup of Markers Mark Bourbon, the zest of 1 orange, 2 large eggs room temperature, and 1/4 of a cup of oil in a large mixing bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Coat baking dish of choice with cooking spray and dust lightly with all-purpose flour. Shake excess all-purpose flour off the baking dish.
  4. Pour batter in prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees; 13″ x 9″: 23-28 minutes Bundt: 33-36 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, peel, core and dice 5 red delicious apples, place in a large glass dish, add zest and juice of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, a dash of salt, and gently toss till the apples are evenly coated with ingredients.
  6. Place 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in metal skillet on medium heat, melt butter completely before adding apple mixture and sautéing for 4-5 minutes to soften apples. Remove from heat and reserve till ready.
  7. Once the cake has completed its cooking process, and a toothpick has been inserted to make sure doneness, let completely cool before even attempting to remove from baking pan.
  8. Once the spice cake has completely cooled remove and place on a large cutting board, dice cake into bite-sized pieces.
  9. To assemble: Add a layer of caramel to the bottom of dessert glass, a layer of apples, a layer of cake, repeat, and top with a bit more caramel.