Fall Dessert Recipe: Candy Corn Cupcake Trifles 3

Fall Dessert Recipe: Candy Corn Cupcake Trifles 

This is the first recipe in my Candy Corn Recipes Series! I think candy corn treats are totally adorable, and I thought it would be fun to try and share a ton of recipes this month of October! (Keep checking back for more.)

Fall Dessert Recipe: Candy Corn Trifles

So, this recipe is not totally homemade… it does call for a box cake mix and a jar of frosting. You can make this as homemade as you want to, or if you’re in a pinch, go the easy route. ; )

If you want a tasty, super sweet, fall dessert, this is the one for you. Maybe have it with some milk or a cup of coffee…because it is crazy sweet! I’m sure kids would absolutely love this recipe as well. It’d be fun for them to help put it together, too.

If I did make this again, I would definitely make the frosting from scratch. There’s just something so much better about homemade frosting, you know?



  • 1 box super moist white cake mix (and ingredients listed on box)
  • 1 container whipped ready to spread white frosting
  • orange and yellow food coloring (I didn’t have orange, so I just mixed the yellow and the red together)
  • candy corn



  1. Prepare the cake according to the directions.
  2. Cut the batter in half and dye half of it orange and the other half yellow. (You’re baking some yellow cupcakes, and some orange. You aren’t mixing the batters.)
  3. Pour batter into cupcake pans and bake according to the cake box directions.
  4. After the cupcakes have cooled, remove them from the pan and cut them in half horizontally.
  5. In mini mason jars, wine glasses, or cute cups, layer one half of a yellow cupcake, one half of the orange, some frosting, and then a sprinkle of candy corn. Repeat, frost the top, and garnish with candy corn (and sprinkles if you are so inclined).
  6. Have fun eating an adorable dessert!


I got the recipe here, at: tablespoon.com


Thanks for reading!

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