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Carrot Cake Trifle Healthy Living


Make it with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese & PLANTERS Walnuts!

What You Need

Carrot Cake Trifle


  1. PREPARE cake batter and bake in 13x9-inch pan as directed on package. Cool completely.
  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.
  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.
  4. 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.
  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.
  6. DRIZZLE caramel sauce over dessert just before serving; sprinkle with remaining nuts.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 45 min. • Total Time: 3 hours 58 min. (incl. refrigerating)

Number of servings (yield)

16 servings, about 2/3 cup each




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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information Per Serving (cream cheese, jello, milk, cw): 320 calories, 17g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 40mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 27g sugars, 5g protein, 6%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 10%DV calcium, 2%DV iron.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (neuf, sf jello, skim milk, cwl): 260 calories, 14g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 30mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 18g sugars, 5g protein, 6%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 15%DV calcium, 2%DV iron.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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