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Carrot Cake Trifle

Carrot Cake Trifle is yummy layers of carrot cake, with cream cheese, pecans, pineapples and whipped topping. It’s so delicious and everyone will be asking you for your recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Trifle Bowl


For the Cake

  • 1 15.25 ounce package carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • cup applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup carrots shredded

For the filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple well drained
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping thawed

For Garnish

  • 8 oz whipped topping thawed
  • Additional coconut shredded carrots, pineapple, pecans, etc. as desired


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat the cake mix with the water, applesauce, and eggs for 3 to 5 minutes or until well combined. Stir in the shredded carrots. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle returns clean. Place the casserole dish on a wire cooking rack and allow the cake to cool completely.
  • For the filling, beat the cream cheese with the powdered sugar until blended. Add the coconut, pecans, and pineapple, mixing until incorporated. Then, fold in the frozen whipped topping.
  • Cut the cake into cubes.
  • Place half of the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of the trifle bowl. Top with half of the cake. Repeat the layers of cream cheese mixture and cake.
  • Top the trifle with the additional frozen whipped topping and garnish as desired.


See post for directions on making homemade whipped cream if you don't want to use whipped topping. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2282IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg