Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Trifles start with a layer of moist chocolaty cake flavored with added pumpkin, then topped with a sweet spicy pumpkin layer, a bit of a whipped cream and some crushed cinnamon pecans.
Mix together the cake mix, eggs and can of pumpkin. Pour into a prepared cake pan and bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
For the Spiced Pumpkin Layer:
In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and powdered sugar until blended and creamy. Add the can of pumpkin and mix until combined. Add the spices and mix together well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or more before serving, giving the mix time to marry flavors.
To Assemble the Dessert:
Use small shot glasses or even small jelly or mason jars. Slice a piece of cake that can fit into the bottom of your serving glasses. Don't worry if it's not the right size, you can push the cake down to fit if you want. Once you have completed your chocolate pumpkin cake layer, spoon or pipe some of the spiced pumpkin layer on top of the cake layer. You can use as much or as little as you'd like.
Top the desserts with whipped cream and crushed cinnamon pecans, if desired.