Carrot Cake Trifle Recipe


If you are a peanut butter lover, you have to try my Peanut Butter Chocolate Trifle and those who are OREO obsessed like my husband, then this OREO Brownie Trifle is to die for. But if you aren’t a chocolate lover (hey mom!) then this Carrot Cake trifle is about to rise to the top of your favorite dessert list! Promise.

As you might can tell I LOVE a good trifle. However, I don’t always have a great reason to make such a huge dessert, so when the opportunity does present itself I always jump. Last week my Sunday school class got together and each of us brought different parts of the meal. I brought dessert!


This trifle turned out absolutely fantastic, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! Let me explain a little more about the goodness that is a trifle. They are like cake, but not exactly….it doesn’t come out in a nice clean slice, more of a glob so grab a spoon. The cake stays super moist since it’s surrounded by other creamy goodness. AND you get the perfect cake/icing combination in EVERY bite. It won’t last long at any party! So let’s get to it!



Chickadee LOVED licking the whipped cream cheese spoon after all was said and done! And I even felt okay letting her have a little bit after dinner because after all it’s a “veggie dessert” right?

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If you are feeling really adventurous, and have the time, this dessert would look really cute layered in individual mason jars. A perfect Easter dessert/gift too if you ask me!




  1. This is delicious! I had enough to fill an extra casserole dish! The kids thought the topping was ice cream! Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Kaitlin Dattilo says

    So. Effing. Good!!
    Made this just to try it out – and it was so delicious! And so easy!
    However, my husband doesn’t eat sweets so I had to take it to work to get rid of it (9 months pregnant and could have easily eaten the whole thing in days!)
    Definitely gets better the longer it sits in the fridge too. Mmm!

  3. Shaunacey says

    I made this today as your directions. The filling was super yummy, but not enough to do 3 layers in my trifle bowl unfortunately. Also the carrot cake mix I don’t care for. I think I will try this again with homemade carrot cake and use a rectangle glass baking dish.

  4. I am making this tomorrow for our Easter dessert! We are going to share on our blog tomorrow when I make it, linking back to your site for the actual recipe!
    I have a carrot cake in the oven right now. The mix I bought was Duncan Hines Deluxe, and it came with shredded carrots and raisins in a little bag. I didn’t have to peel a carrot
    My husband loves trifle and is really looking forward to this tomorrow!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Can you make this carrot cake truffle the day before ? Thanks plan on making for Easter.

  6. How far in advance can you make this? Could you put it together the night before for an afternoon gathering? Or would it get mushy?

  7. Such a wonderful looking dessert idea – I never thought to do a carrot cake trifle! I shared this in a recent blog post that I linked back to your site. I can’t wait to try this one. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  8. wow what an amazing idea – a carrot cake trifle! Looks great and I’m sure it tastes amazing too! I shared it as a link on my blog since it is one amazing recipe.

  9. where can you buy the carrot cake mix from, Ive never seen it at the grocery store

  10. MariannR says

    I made this using a homemade carrot cake made with baby food carrots. Have made this recipe for 35 years and everyone loves it. I made it in a bar pan so the carrot cake would’t be too thick. Layered with the cream cheese, cool whip mixture and sprinkled homemade candied nuts on top. It was a huge hit!!.
    Thanks for the tips.

  11. Could be add some king of liquor to it?. Like the Kahlua cake recipe?.

  12. Ooh! This one looks delicious!! :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. Thanks for sharing this looks delicious. I can’t wait to make this. I wonder if adding some crushed pineapple would make it taste like J Alexander’s Carrot Cake ….

  14. Beverly Anderson says

    Love the option of a no chocolate dessert! I hope you have some left this weekend!!

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