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Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Trifle

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin-spice-cheesecake-trifle
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cake cooling time 2 hours
Servings 16 servings
Calories 391kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 ¼ cup pecan pieces toasted and divided
  • 1 15.25-oz box Spice cake mix plus eggs, water and oil to prepare
  • 2 8-oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 8-oz frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 16-oz caramel sauce i.e. Ghiradelli


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the pecan pieces on a baking sheet in a single layer. Toast for 6-8 minutes. Set aside ¼ cup to garnish the top. Cool. 
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cake per the package directions using the amount of eggs, oil and water called for on the box. Bake according to directions in a 13x9-inch baking pan. After baking cool completely then cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, pumpkin, powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Whip for 2 minutes or until smooth, light and fluffy. Fold in one 8-oz whipped topping by hand.
  • To assemble, layer ⅓ cubed cake in the bottom of a large trifle bowl.  Drizzle with ⅓ caramel sauce and sprinkle with ⅓ pecans. Top with ½ pumpkin cheesecake filling. 
  • Arrange ⅓ cake over pumpkin filling, drizzle with ⅓ caramel sauce and sprinkle with ⅓ pecans. Spread with one 8-oz whipped topping.
  • Arrange final ⅓ cake over whipped topping, drizzle with final ⅓ caramel sauce and ⅓ pecans. Spread with remaining pumpkin cheesecake filling.
  • Frost the top as desired with remaining 8-oz whipped topping. Arrange Ginger Snaps on top and sprinkle with additional pecans or a dusting of cinnamon. Chill thoroughly for several hours or overnight. 
  • Store leftovers chilled.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg