Carrot Cake Trifle with Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1 box Carrot Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Candied Walnuts see recipe link
  • 1 pkg Cream Cheese - softened 8 oz
  • 1 cup Butter - softened
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar


  1. Prepare and bake Cake Mix as per instructions on the box (see notes about pan sizes in post)
  2. In a stand mixer (or with hand mixer) beat together cream cheese and butter until soft and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and mix until smooth (may not need all the sugar)
  3. If you find you icing is too thick you can add milk in 1tsp increments until it reaches a creamy consistency (it shouldn't fall off the whisk)
  4. Allow cake to cool completely
  5. Assemble in chosen dish in the following order:
  6. Cake - 1/2 of the icing - 1/2 c walnuts and repeat. If you have any extra cake (I cut the tops of the cake to make it flat for layering) you can crumble on top like I did!