Bake cake according to package instructions. Set aside to cool. Slice cooled cake into 1-inch thick slices, then cube. Divide into thirds and set aside.
Using an electric mixer, whip together both packages of pudding mix with 3 cups of half and half and vanilla in a medium-size mixing bowl. Whip for 2-3 minutes or just until the pudding is beginning to thicken but, is still pourable. Pour into another bowl. Set aside.
In the same medium-size mixing bowl cream together softened cream cheese with one container whipped topping. Whip until smooth and fully combined.
Add the pudding to the whipped creamed cheese mixture. Continue to whip on medium speed about 2 minutes or until smooth and fully combined.
To assemble: In a 4 quart or larger trifle bowl layer ⅓ cubed cake, drizzle with ⅓ pie filling, ½ whipped cheesecake. Repeat ending with cake and pie filling.
Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving frost top with remaining whipped topping and garnish as desired.