Carrot Cake Trifle
Carrot Cake Trifle

Carrot Cake Trifle

3 Hr(s) 58 Min(s)
45 Min(s) Prep
3 Hr(s) 13 Min(s) Cook
Take carrot cake to the next level with our Carrot Cake Trifle. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make this sweet Carrot Cake Trifle.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) carrot cake mix
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3 cups plus 2 Tbsp. milk, divided
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
20 KRAFT Caramel s
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Let's Make It
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.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Healthy Living
Save 60 calories and 3g of fat, including 3g of sat fat, per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, fat-free milk, 2 pkg. (1 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding, and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
Tip 2
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
Tip 3
Special Extra
For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method.  Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed.  Remove foil.  When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.
Tip 4
Make Ahead
This delicious trifle can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving. As directed in recipe, prepare the caramel sauce and drizzle over trifle just before serving; sprinkle with remaining nuts.
Tip 5
How to Use the Leftover Cake
Pack serving-size pieces of the leftover cake to enjoy as part of your on-the-go lunch. Or, freeze until ready to use to prepare this delicious trifle again.
Tip 6
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Tip 7
Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 380mg
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
16 servings, about 2/3 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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