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Easy Pumpkin Caramel Trifle Mason Jar Dessert

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Pumpkin lovers, this one is for you! This easy pumpkin caramel trifle mason jar dessert is perfect for fall.

The combination of pumpkin and caramel is irresistible. And the best part is that it’s simple to make.

The fourth annual #fallflavors yumminess continues with this pumpkin caramel trifle mason jar dessert.

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If you are a regular visitor here you know I am all about quick and easy recipes.

It is just me and sometimes my daughter having dinner together so small portions are my go-to for cooking and baking.

That means mason jar desserts are perfect. I hate throwing away leftovers and with single servings, there is virtually no waste.

Did you see my pumpkin dump cake recipe? That is another simple fall dessert and it is seriously delicious! And, if you are a fan of dump cakes here are 47 dump cake recipes to check out.

Now, let’s get to this yummy trifle.

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Pumpkin Caramel Trifle Ingredients

  • 1 (15oz) can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • Oil
  • Water
  • 3 eggs
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • whipped cream for topping
  • caramel syrup
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Milk
  • Cool Whip
  • Mason Jars
pudding and pumpkin pie spice

How to Make Pumpkin Caramel Trifle

Step 1. Bake the cake

Start by mixing the ingredients for the spice cake. The only thing I do differently is to add a can of pumpkin puree and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.

Bake according to the directions and let cool.

This is the same cake I use to make my popular pumpkin spice explosion cake.

pumpkin cake in pan

Step 2. Cut the cake

Once cool, cut the cake into cubes to fit in the mason jar.

About 3-4 pieces should be added to each layer.

You can add some caramel on top of the cake if you like.

caramel syrup on pumkin dump cake

Step 3. Make the pudding

Make the pudding according to the directions. You can experiment with different flavors of pudding.

My daughter likes it with vanilla, so that is what we used. But, they also make a pumpkin if you want to try that.

Or consider adding a dash of pumpkin pie spice directly to the pudding for an extra bit of fall flavor.

Simply add a layer of pudding over the pumpkin cake.

Step 4. Add cool whip

Now you want to add a layer of coop whip or whipped cream to the trifle.

Repeat the layers until you get to the top layer.

Step 5. Finish top layer

For the top layer add cool whip and crumble some pumpkin cake on it.

If you are planning on refrigerating the mason jar trifle to save for later, be sure to keep the top layer a little bit lower than the lid.

You can even add the top layer right before serving if it is easier. See how easy that was?

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do pumpkin caramel mason jar trifles last in refrigerator?

Mason jar desserts typically last 5 to 7 days in the fridge, depending on the ingredients used. Make them on the weekend and enjoy them all week!

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Pumpkin Caramel Trifle Mason Jar Dessert

Pumpkin Caramel Trifle Mason Jar Dessert

Yield: 1 Mason Jar Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This easy pumpkin caramel trifle mason jar dessert is the perfect way to celebrate fall. It's super simple to make, and it's packed with delicious pumpkin flavor. Plus, the layers of creamy caramel and fluffy whipped cream make it so good. ll


  • 1 (15oz) can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1/2 c Oil
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • caramel syrup
  • Vanilla Pudding - 2 boxes
  • Milk - 3 cups
  • Cool Whip
  • Mason Jars


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree with the spice cake mix, eggs, water, and oil.
  3. Pour the pumpkin mixture into a greased baking dish.
  4. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Cut the cake into cubes and add to the mason jar.
  7. Add caramel syrup (optional)
  8. Make vanilla pudding according to directions.
  9. Layer vanilla pudding and cool whip.
  10. Repeat layers until the mason jar is full.
  11. Cover and refrigerate.

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