fall trifle

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A festive (and easy!) harvest trifle to serve at your next fall gathering, the candy corn autumn dessert is easy to make and fun to eat. This harvest themed dessert would make a great autumn treat for kid, too, and is great for any holiday festivities!

A picture of chocolate cake trifle with cherries and candy corn for a harvest party dessert

We just can’t wait for fall pumpkins (and I love my pumpkin spice and caramel lattes) around here, and all things fall make us smile.

I love to make holidays and events special, but time is short so the easier the better. This year I’m making fall more stress-free by planning ahead for simple treats to serve the kids.

Candy Corn Harvest Trifle Ingredients:

Directions:

halloween treat

  1. Prepare cake according to directions on box, adding pumpkin spice to cake batter before baking.
  2. Add red and yellow food coloring to cool whip, until desired orange hue is achieved. (I did 5 yellow, 3 red.) Gently fold in colors.
  3. Once cake has cooled, gently cut cake into one inch pieces.
  4. To a large glass serving bowl (or smaller containers), you’re going to layer the bottom with candy corn (as desired –I did outer edges), cake, cool whip, cherries. Continue process until ingredients are finished and you’ve reached the top.

If you don’t have already have a trifle dish, they are a great bowl to serve layered salads and desserts in or even decorate for centerpieces. Alternately, you could also serve these in little glass jars, like the ones I use for my chia puddings.

I can’t wait to surprise my kids with this candy corn trifle this weekend along with our favorite fall dinner recipe of easy quinoa lentil chili!

chocolate cherry trifle with cream and candy corn cup
Yield: 12 cups

Autumn Trifle With Candy Corn

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This easy autumn trifle with candy corn is a fun harvest season dessert that is easy to make and serve.

Ingredients

  • box chocolate cake mix
  • additional ingredients to bake cake, following the directions on your chosen mix
  • 21 oz can cherry pie filling
  • 8 oz whipped cream
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 bag of candy corn

Instructions

  1. Prepare cake according to directions on box, adding pumpkin spice to cake batter before baking.
  2. Add red and yellow food coloring to cool whip, until desired orange hue is achieved. (I did 5 yellow, 3 red.) Gently fold in colors.
  3. Once cake has cooled, gently cut cake into one inch pieces.
  4. To a large glass serving bowl (or smaller containers), you’re going to layer the bottom with candy corn (as desired –I did outer edges), cake, cool whip, cherries. Continue process until ingredients are finished and you’ve reached the top.

Notes

This is a basic Fall trifle, you can add additional flavors such as caramel pudding, or chocolate pudding. Add additional candy corn on top to make it “pop” more.

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4 Comments

  1. This looks fun. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

  2. Yum! I love trifle desserts! This is a cute candy corn treat for Halloween. Thanks for sharing your post at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you link up again this week – the party post goes live on Fridays at 12am EST.

  3. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared

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