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Pumpkin Bread Trifle With Bourbon Whipped Cream

This is truly an easy dessert to make, even though it looks difficult. Hands on time is minimal, letting the oven take over and bake for an hour or so. The end result produces layers of sweet pumpkin-y flavor that is out of bounds. This is the perfect autumn and Thanksgiving dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Bread Trifle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
dessert assembly 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 individuals
Cost 10


  • hand held mixer
  • 9x5x3 inch loaf pan


  • 1 can pumpkin 15 ounce can
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Bourbon Whipped Cream

  • 1 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp bourbon optional

Extra Ingredients For Assembly

  • 1 bottle good quality, store bought caramel sauce
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease and flour loaf pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  • Add pumpkin, eggs and oil to the dry ingredients.
  • Using the hand mixer, mix all ingredients on medium low speed, until well blended.
  • Pour batter into loaf pan.
  • Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack.
  • Run a knife around the sides of the pan to release bread. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly on wire rack.

Bourbon Whipped Cream

  • Pour whipping cream in a cold metal bowl.
  • Using a mixer, mix on high speed until soft peeks form.
  • Add sugar, then beat until stiff peeks.
  • Carefully fold in bourbon.

To Assemble The Trifle

  • Cut pumpkin bread into 1 inch cubes
  • Place one layer of pumpkin bread cubes on the bottom of the glass.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over cubes.
  • Put a dollop of whipped cream on top.
  • Repeat layering until you've reached the top of the glass.
  • Finish with one final dollop of whipped cream, and garnish with a crumbled graham cracker crumbs and a sprinkling of pumpkin spice.