Wash hands and clean the preparation area. Rinse lids of cans before opening.
Prepare the pudding according to package directions, chill to set while preparing other ingredients.
Combine the pumpkin puree and spices – cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger.
Slice the angel food cake into bite-size pieces.
In a large glass trifle dish, layer the ingredients as follows: pudding, pumpkin mixture, pecans, angel food cake, pudding, pumpkin mixture, pecans, chocolate, angel food cake, pudding, pumpkin mixture, pecans chocolate. Opt for a dish that is taller and slimmer than it is wide.
Chill for at least 30 minutes and serve. Trifle can be kept for 2-3 days in the refrigerator, but its best eaten the day it’s made.