Easy Carrot Cake Trifle

by: Ms. Harold (Interim Principal)

Discovered it while vacationing in California. Since then its been a family favorite.

Source: A friend made it or us. Do not know the origin.


Box of Carrot Cake mix
8 ounces cream cheese
¾ cup butter soften
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
16 ounces Cool Whip
1 cup chopped walnuts

Recipe Steps

  1. Prepare the carrot cake and bake according to the package for a 9x12 cake.
  2. Allow the cake to cool and cut into cubes.
  3. Using an electric mixer, mix the utter and the cream cheese until the mixture is light and fluffy. (2-3 minutes).
  4. On low speed add the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time until it is thoroughly mixed.
  5. Add the vanilla and beat frosting for about 2 minutes.
  6. Gently fold in the Cool Whip until completely mixed in.
  7. In a trifle or glass dish, alternate the cake, cream cheese mixture until the trifle dish is full.
  8. Can add canned pineapple and/or orange bits. (optional)
  9. Sprinkle walnuts on top.
  10. Refrigerate until serving.