box Betty Crocker Super Moist™ white cake mix
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white ready-to-spread frosting
Food orange and yellow coloring
For the cake, follow the instructions on the back of the box.
Divide batter into two bowls and dye one yellow and one orange.
Preheat oven to 350°F. You can either line two 6 cup cupcakes pans with paper or spray them with cooking spray.
Pour yellow cupcake batter into one pan and orange into another. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
After the cupcakes have cooled, remove them from the pan (unwrap cupcake liners if you used them) and cut the cupcakes (horizontal) in half.
In mini mason jars, layer a yellow cupcake, orange cupcake, frosting, and a sprinkle of candy corn. Repeat once and frost the top. Then add candy corns to the top for garnish.
More About This Recipe
- My favorite season is here!! It’s finally time to break out the Halloween treats and goodies, with candy corn being the main one!
I love the butterscotch taste of candy corn. There are so many ways you can incorporate them into your Halloween desserts! I’m always on the look out for party-friendly desserts – especially ones that you can set out on the table for easy serving or to add a gorgeous aesthetic to the dessert table.
Candy Corn Trifles are particularly fun and festive using Halloween colors and Halloween’s most popular candy. They’re layered with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake, Betty Crocker whipped white frosting and candy corn, giving them the perfect sweetness for any Halloween party!
Let's put them together...
Step 1: Gather all your ingredients.
Step 2: Divide the Betty Crocker cake batter into two bowls. Using food coloring, dye one yellow and one orange.
Step 3: Bake cupcakes for 10 to 15 minutes at 350F.
Step 4: Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, cut them in half (horizontally) and set aside.
Step 5: In mini mason jars, layer a yellow cupcake, orange cupcake, frosting, and a sprinkle of candy corn.
Step 6: Repeat once and frost the top.
Step 7: Add candy corn to the top for garnish.
For additional “corny” recipes, try these sweet treats:
Candy Corn Cheesecake
Candy Corn Cookies
Candy Corn Coolers
Candy Corn Fudge
Candy Corn Pizza
"Candy Corn" mini trifles
Check out this blog:Confessions of a Cookbook Queen: Candy Corn Mini Trifles
A friend of mine shared this blog and the recipe looks so cute! I wonder if they'd be as cute in the prep bowls? Or make a gigantic trifle with it?
I wasn't sure if it's allowed to share the photo of it. Anyone know when people have blogs like this, if it's allowed to snag and share their photos?
You got me with "candy corn." Very cute!
I didn't find the mini-trifle bowls on the Wal-Mart site. I found them on the Anchor Hocking site but no capacity listed. I think the 2-cup prep bowl might be better. Really depends on how many you want to make since the 1-cups would work, too. I'd go for the big one in our trifle bowl and decorate the top with lots of candy corn, maybe in a pattern, maybe throw in some of the Brach's pumpkins.
I snagged the ingredients. hehehe
Box of yellow cake mix, plus oil, eggs and water needed to prepare
Yellow food coloring
2 (4 serving size) boxes instant vanilla pudding, plus milk needed to prepare
Orange food coloring
8 oz tub Cool Whip, thawed
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Prepare cake batter according to instructions, adding yellow food coloring during mixing. Pour batter into a 9x13 inch pan and bake and cool according to box directions.
Prepare instant pudding according to directions on box, adding enough orange color to make it a bright orange. Place pudding in the refrigerator while you prepare the topping.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in the Cool Whip until well blended.
Crumble the yellow cake into an even layer in the bottom of each mini trifle bowl. Remove the pudding from the refrigerator and spoon on top of cake layer. Smooth out with the back of your spoon. Pipe whipped topping/cream cheese layer on top with a large star tip. Or, just spoon it on. No one will care.
Unicorn Trifles start with some pound cake bites and bright sprinkles layered with Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups in both the blue and pink colors. That buttery moist cake along with the cotton candy flavored pudding makes every bite a delicious luxury. A unicorn cupcake topper is added to each trifle to make them memorable. These little desserts would even make the perfect Birthday snack for a unicorn themed party.
I used pound cake in the recipe today. You can buy a bakery loaf, frozen or toss together a box mix like I did. Pound cake is not the only option though. Angel food cake, vanilla, chocolate or shortcake would all be great! Whatever you pick, cut into little kid sized bites and enjoy.
Tips + Variations
Easter is another holiday that seems to yield a plethora of candy. Create an Easter candy trifle by changing up the brownie bites to blondies or use a pink or blue cake mix. Add Robin’s eggs and pastel colored M&M’s to the other chocolate candies.
I‘m all about ease and so we used a box brownie mix for this recipe. You can also use store bought brownie bites to make things even easier. If you are feeling more adventurous go ahead and bake up some of your favorite homemade brownies or use our Fudgy Brownie Recipe
To serve, s coop trifles into individual servings with a big spoon with a long handle.
Candy Corn Punch Recipe
Okay, so I need to be honest with you.
I hate candy corn. My daughter hates candy corn. I think I can count on one hand the number of friends that I have who like candy corn.
But every year, without fail, I buy a bag!
There is just no arguing with how cute those little triangular candies are, and they really do add a fun, nostalgic touch to just about any drink or dessert recipe.
I thought it would be fun to make a layered fall punch recipe that is reminiscent of the candy corn color scheme, but of course, I had to give it a completely different flavor profile! This punch tastes like a tropical creamsicle with layers of mango and orange, and a pleasant effervescent effect from the orange soda.
If you wanted to take the candy corn theme further, serve this fun punch recipe with our Mickey Mouse Candy Corn cookies, or for a grown-up twist, check out our Boozy Candy Corn Jell-O.
This punch is a great addition to any fall event, and if you want to make these into Candy Corn Punch Cocktails, just add an ounce of vanilla vodka to each glass. (Or 1 cup to the pitcher.)
Ingredients for Candy Corn Punch
- 2L Orange Soda
- 2L Mango juice
- Carton vanilla ice cream
- Candy corn, optional garnish
Tip: The different “layers” of this drink show up more if you fill your glasses with ice first.
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To make your candy corn punch:
Fill your containers with ice.
Lay your spoon over top of the orange soda, gently pour the mango juice over the spoon to create your layered drink. (I’ve done the experimenting for you and the orange soda is denser than the mango juice so if you try to layer mango juice then orange soda, it will mix and not create the pretty layers.)
Scoop on the vanilla ice cream.
This candy corn punch recipe is a super fun drink to serve at fall get-togethers and would be a total hit for the kids’ table on Thanksgiving!
Do you have a fall event coming up that this punch would be perfect for?
This crockpot caramel apple cider recipe is another great option for entertaining! It’s loaded with delicious caramel goodness.
Halloween Trifle Ingredients
- brownie mix &ndash a box of fudge brownie mix plus the ingredients called for on the package, likely eggs, water, and vegetable oil.
- instant vanilla pudding mix
- milk &ndash use whole milk for best results
- whipped topping &ndash left in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to thaw
- orange food coloring &ndash if you don&rsquot have orange you can use red and yellow food coloring in a 1:1 ratio
- your favorite HERSHEY® Halloween candy &ndash we used Snack Size REESE&rsquoS Peanut Butter Cups, KIT KAT® Bars, and HERSHEY&rsquoS Milk Chocolate
Stock up on your favorite Halloween candy from HERSHEY® and everything else you need for the season with a quick trip to Walmart or online at Walmart.com!
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This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kraft.
One of the great “injustices” of my childhood was having to stand in line at the grocery store, with Twix bars and their gorgeous gold wrappers just inches away, calling my name. But despite my puppy-dog eyes, my pleas, my attempts at rationalizing the situation (because everyone in our family knows that Twix are her favorite candy bars too!)….my mom always held to her strict no-candy-in-the-checkout-line policy. Oh, the defeat!!
But now, the joys of being the adult with the credit card are mine. (Mwahaha…) So on occasion, I take great delight in spontaneously tossing one into my cart. And now, I take oh-so-great delight in introducing my first Twix recipe on the blog! It also happens to be the first of four original recipes I have been asked to develop for the Real Women of Philadelphia — a rockin’ contest hosted by Paula Dean celebrating amazing PHILADELPHIA brand cream cheese and cooking creme recipes. I’ve followed the contest the past two seasons, so am super excited to be a part this year along with these other bloggers!
The RWOP contest is closed for this year but the finalists have been chosen and the winners will be announced at The Cookoff & Live Event in Savanna, Georgia on June 30th (visit the site for all the details.)
So of course, while brainstorming in (of all places) the checkout line one day, the little gold wrapper called my name again and I had the idea for these delicious Twix trifles. They are super-simple — just a layer of Twix, followed by a delicious salted caramel mousse, followed by some chocolate fudge sauce, and topped with whipped cream. Basically, heaven in a trifle bowl. :)
So read on below for the recipe, visit the RWOP site to check out the finalists’ recipes, and see what great ideas you can find.
31 Candy Corn Cupcakes, Treats and Crafts
Everyone loves Candy Corn, whether you are eating it straight from the bag, enjoying a special treat or even creating a fun Candy Corn colored craft, there is nothing that screams Halloween or Fall quite like Candy Corn.
Today I have pulled together 31 Candy Corn Cupcakes, Treats and Crafts that I think you will love! Let’s start with everyone’s favorite around here…Candy Corn Cupcakes!
Whether you would like to learn how to make Candy Corn or make some fun waffles for the kiddos…I have you covered with these Candy Corn Treats!
- shared by Love from the Oven from Something Swanky s from Make Bake Celebrate from Lizzie Jane Baby from Glorious Treats from Random Thoughts of a Super Mom from Glorious Treats
Everyone loves cookies…how about some Candy Corn Cookies?
- from Sweet Sugar Belle from Hoosier Homemade from Barbara Bakes from Red Couch Recipes from The Idea Room from Hot Polka Dot
Now that we have plenty of fun treats, how about something for your home?
- from Under the Table and Dreaming made by Whipperberry via House of Smith’s from Make and Takes from Craftaholics Anonymous from Then She Made
And everyone LOVES crafts…especially Candy Corn Crafts!
- from Positively Splendid from The Purl Bee from Swell Designer from Positively Splendid from Thrifty Decor Chick
So what do you think? Have I inspired you to make, bake, decorate or craft?
How to Make the Prettiest Holiday Trifles
Looking for an impressive holiday dessert but don&apost want to work yourself to death making it? Say hello to trifles.
If you&aposve never made holiday trifles, they&aposre a worthy addition to your yuletide traditions. Originally a British dessert made with sponge cake layered with custard, and fruit, trifles are easy to make, delicious to eat, and beautiful to look at—plus they feed a crowd, which is always a bonus around the holidays!
Typically served in a large glass bowl so you can see the layers, trifles are a showstopping holiday centerpiece. Many trifles take advantage of fruits that we associate with summer, but you can convert almost any trifle recipe into a holiday trifle. Mix in some warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, swap in seasonal or frozen fruits, and add some holiday-specific decorative elements for a beautiful and festive holiday dessert.
We rounded up 10 of our favorite, prettiest holiday trifles, plus how-to tips for assembling them.
Tips for Making the Prettiest Holiday Trifles
- Choose a pretty, clear serving bowl so you can really see all those sensational layers. You can use a trifle bowl, but any large, clear, glass bowl will work.
- Alternately, for a fancier feel, make the trifle in individual glasses for single servings. Choose a stylish cocktail glass for an upscale vibe, or a mason jar for a more rustic aesthetic.
- Work from the side of the glass inward. Arrange slices of fruit against the side of the trifle bowl for a lovely presentation.
- Make holiday trifles more festive by getting creative. Make a Christmas tree out of cut kiwi, arrange gingerbread people along the sides of the bowl, or use candy to make a gingerbread house design on top.
- For the easiest garnish, add toppings. Scatter ingredients like chopped nuts, shaved chocolate, fruit, candy, or maraschino cherries over the top for a final flair.
10 Holiday Trifles to Try
With two quintessential holiday flavors in one dessert, this eggnog gingerbread trifle may just become a new tradition. "This dessert is easy to make and a crowd-pleaser!" says recipe creator Jen Graham. Reviewers agree many said they&aposll be serving it every Christmas from now on, and ogshortey says, "This recipe is excellent! I made this for a holiday potluck and took home Best Dessert prize!" A few reviewers noted that if you can&apost find gingerbread cake mix, spice cake mix with molasses and ginger mixed in makes a great substitute.
Featuring spice cake, two flavors of pudding, pumpkin puree, whipped topping, crunchy pecans, and English toffee bits, this super-simple trifle has it all going on. "This is FABULOUS!!" raves home cook smith1048. "I have made it for two parties so far and everyone loved it! I did not use toffee but used walnuts and pecans and caramel instead—very good. I also did not mix the whipped cream and pudding together, so I could have three layers instead of two. It is a great trifle recipe for the holidays!"
Multiple—yes, multiple—reviewers said that they won bake-offs with this recipe. A few reviewers recommend taking it up a notch by adding caramel sauce as well. Talk about decadent! Another tip? A few folks said this holiday trifle was even better the next day𠅊nd who couldn&apost use more make-ahead desserts in their repertoire?
50+ Easy Trifle Recipes That Will Brighten Up Any Dessert Table
Classic trifles&mdashlayers of cake, fruit, and custard in a glass bowl&mdashdeserve more credit than they typically get these days. The only thing better than how impressive a trifle looks is how good it tastes. Our favorite trifle recipes have it all: smooth, creamy pudding, delightfully airy cake, fresh berries, and a whole lot of color. If you're still making up your mind about which Christmas desserts should get a spot on this year's dinner menu, might we suggest one of these multi-layered beauties? After all, you just can't go wrong with something as gorgeous as a trifle. These desserts are easy to make, fun to look at, and can feed a large crowd. What more could you ask for?
These recipes use different Christmas cakes to layer in the trifle that pack some incredible flavors. Whether you opt for chocolate trifle recipe that'll appeal to even the most discerning sweet tooth or a classic English trifle with old-fashioned charm, there's at least one recipe on our list for you and your guests. We've got gingerbread cookie trifles with a crunchy, unexpected layered of chopped pecans, strawberry trifle recipes with refreshing cream (which, by the way, you can reuse for all your 4th of July parties come summer), and more seasonal peppermint trifles with pretty pink and red details. Whip up one of these crowd-pleasing recipes in no time for a hassle-free, showstopping sweet treat&mdashjust don't be surprised when it rivals the beauty of your array of Christmas cookies.