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Carrot Cake Trifle


Simple to prepare and deliciously decadent, this recipe takes carrot cake to the highest level. So if you're looking for an impressive dessert, this is for you!

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  • 1 package (2 layer size) carrot cake mix
  • 1 package (8 ounce) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 tub (8 ounce) Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup Planters Walnuts, chopped
  • 20 Kraft caramels


Servings 16
Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 238mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Prepare cake batter and bake in 13x9-inch pan as directed on package. Cool completely.

Loosen cake from sides of pan with knife. Gently remove cake from pan; place on cutting board. Cut cake crosswise in half. Cut one half into 3/4-inch cubes. Wrap remaining half tightly; reserve for another use.

Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in 3 cups milk. Add dry pudding mixes; beat 2 min. Gently stir in 2 cups Cool Whip.

Layer half each of the cake cubes, pudding mixture and nuts in 2-1/2-qt. serving bowl; top with layers of remaining cake cubes, pudding mixture and Cool Whip.

Refrigerate 2 hours. About 20 min. before serving dessert, microwave caramels and remaining milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring after each minute. Let stand 15 min.

Drizzle caramel sauce over dessert just before serving; sprinkle with remaining nuts.


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