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Carrot Cake Trifle

16 Servings


3 HRS 58 MIN


30-60 mins


3 HRS 13 MIN




1 pkg

(2-layer size) carrot cake mix

1 pkg

(8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

3 cups

plus 2 Tbsp. milk, divided

1/2 cup

chopped walnuts


Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Layer half 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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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