leftover carrot cake dessert
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5 from 2 votes

Carrot Cake Trifle

Spruce up a carrot cake mix by layering it with walnuts and a homemade cream cheese mixture. This dessert is simple, but amazing!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot cake bars, easter dessert, fruit dessert recipe, layered dessert
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Lizzy T


  • 1 box Betty Crocker carrot cake mix prepared according to package directions into a 9x13 cake
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Prepare the carrot cake and bake according to the package directions for a 9x13 cake. Allow the cake to cool, then cut it into cubes.
  • Using an electric mixer, mix the butter and cream cheese, scraping down the sides as needed, until the mixture is light and fluffy. This will take about 2-3 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar, 1/2 a cup at a time, until it is thoroughly mixed. Add the vanilla and beat the frosting on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Gently fold in the Cool Whip until it is completely mixed in.
  • In a trifle dish or glass dish, place down a layer of cake, then a layer of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle walnuts on top of the cream cheese. Repeat the layers until your trifle dish is full, ending with the walnuts on top. Refrigerate until serving.



Serving: 121g | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g