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Easy Creamy Carrot Cake Dip

This creamy, fluffy Carrot Cake Dip is the perfect Springtime dessert to whip up for your friends and family. It's a sweet and simple treat to have ready for your Easter celebration and would make the perfect Easter Brunch appetizer or dessert dip.

This is an easy dessert dip that is wonderful for when you're wanting Mom's favorite carrot cake but don't want to go through all the work or stress of making your own moist and fancy Carrot Cake. Instead, you can make this Carrot Cake Dessert Dip for with ease and everyone can enjoy it.

Whip up this Dessert Dip for parties, picnics, school events and more. It's so delicious and both adults and kids will love it. You have an endless list of things you can use to dip or dunk into this simple dip and people will love finding a new favorite dippable!

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Why You'll Love This Dip

  • Perfect dessert for last minute dessert needs
  • Kids and Adults enjoy it
  • Great way to use your best carrot cake mix to bring that real carrot cake flavor
  • Fantastic to enjoy when you're craving Mom's Carrot Cake Cupcakes or Homemade Mom's Favorite Carrot Cake Recipe
  • Creamy, light and fluffy- do we really need to say more?!
Ingredients to make homemade carrot cake dessert dip.

Recipe Ingredients

Get more info on the ingredients and quantities needed for this full recipe in the recipe card shared below.

  • box of carrot cake mix
  • cool whip
  • cream cheese
  • Easter sprinkles

Tools Needed To Make This Dessert

Large Bowl

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Electric Mixer or Stand Mixer

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Mason Jar for Storing and Serving

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How To Make Carrot Cake Dip

  1. In a large bowl or in your stand mixer, add your cream cheese, dry carrot cake dip mix and the container of cool whip.
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix well together.
  3. Move dip to serving dish or mason jar for storing and top with sprinkles when serving.
Mixing bowl with dip being mixed.

Recipe Variations

Add a box of cheesecake pudding mix- for an extra bit of fluffiness and delicious creamy flavor, you can add in a box of dry cheesecake pudding mix.

Swap cream cheese- out of cream cheese and looking for a substitute? For this delicious carrot cake recipe, if you're looking for a healthier substitute, try greek yogurt.

Add more toppings- Check out any of our topping suggestions below to bring even more variety to this dip.

Swap out your dippables- We have some amazing dippers suggested below. Don't miss out!

Add in a few dashes of spices- if you have some favorite spices you normally add to your homemade carrot cake or cupcakes, add a dash or two into this dessert dip when you're mixing it all together. We hear adding a teaspoon cinnamon is a favorite!

Add sweetness- For an extra sweet treat, add a drizzle of honey, maple syrup or a sprinkle of brown sugar.

Tips & Tricks

  • We recommend using a hand mixer or stand mixer when making this cake batter dip as it's easier than hand mixing all the ingredients together.
  • If you enjoyed this cake batter dip, you should check out one of our fall favorites, called the Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip. It's a hit at fall parties and festivals!
Top of carrot cake dip in a jar with dippables next to it.

What Does Homemade Carrot Cake Dip Taste Like?

One of the many reasons that we love homemade dessert dips is that this tastes so similar to a carrot cake without all the extra work.

The texture is obviously different as it's a dip and not a moist cake, but it still has the same flavors, spices and even has a cream cheese frosting base to really bring the whole cake flavoring together in this creamy carrot cake cream cheese dip.  

What Should You Dip In Your Carrot Cake Dip?

The possibilities are endless! Try any of these options:

  • Vanilla wafers
  • Graham crackers
  • Shortbread cookies
  • Oreos
  • Golden Oreos
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Fresh fruit
  • Animal crackers
  • Bagel chips

What Kind Of Toppings Can You Add?

Another endless list to pick from, but, here are some of our favorites to add to your dessert dip:

  • shredded carrots
  • cinnamon
  • Easter sprinkles
  • toasted nuts (we recommend tossing in a food processor before adding)
  • waffle cone pieces

Is Cake Mix Safe To Eat In This Dip?

This may come as a weird question, but hear us out, because it's important.

If you look at the side of a cake mix box, it tells you that you should not eat the raw cake batter. As delicious as raw cake or raw brownie batter may be... eating raw flour isn't something that's safe or something that we recommend.

To ensure that the cake mix is safe to use and safe to consume, we recommend baking the cake mix on a sheet pan for 10 minutes in the oven at 350F.

Cooking the raw cake mix with flour makes it safe to consume and use in our carrot dip.

How Do You Store This Dip?

We recommend that you store this dip in your Mason Jar in the refrigerator.

If making it in a regular bowl, store in the refrigerator with plastic wrap or beeswax wrap covering the homemade cake batter dip.

Jar of Easter dessert dip sitting on napkin.

How Long Can You Leave This Dip Out On The Counter?

With the perishable ingredients in this carrot cake dip, like the cream cheese, we recommend that this dip stays refrigerated when possible.

When serving, this dip should not be on the room temperature counter for longer than 2 hours. If you let it sit out any longer, it could start growing bacteria and possibly make your guests sick.

So you may naturally ask this next question...

Can You Make This Dessert Dip Ahead Of Time?

This isn't something we recommend. We know if you're making this for a party, making this in advance would be ideal, but with the perishable ingredients, we recommend making this dip as close to the time you plan on serving it.

You can make a little bit before the party as long as you store in the refrigerator.

Can You Use Expired Cake Mix?

Guess what guys, you can! Well, within reason....

Sometimes the times get away from you and you don't realize your cake mixes are close to expiring or have expired. Well, if you have stored your cake mixes properly, in a cool, dry, place like your cabinets, your can usually extend your cake mixes shelf life by about 3-6 months.

Using expired cake mix (within reason) in a cake batter dip is the perfect way to use up some of your leftover mixes without wasting them.

Where Can I Get Easter Sprinkles?

You can check your local grocery store when it's in season or you can get some Easter Sprinkles from Amazon delivered straight to your doorstep.

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Other Delicious Desserts

If you're looking for more tasty treats in jars, check out these fantastic sweet treats:

Another fun Springtime dessert is our favorite Texas Mini Pecan Pie Tarts.

Homemade Ice Cream is always a hit. We have a few flavors in the works, but for now you can try out crunchy Butter Pecan Ice Cream or our smooth and creamy Red Velvet Ice Cream!

A Jar of Carrot Cake dip with sprinkles.

Easy Creamy Carrot Cake Dip

Grab this easy carrot cake dip recipe that's perfect when you are craving a Carrot Cake or Carrot Cake Cupcakes but don't have the time to make it!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Cake Dip
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe


  • 15.25 ounces box carrot cake mix
  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • 8 ounces cream cheese package
  • Easter sprinkles for topping


  • In a large bowl or in your stand mixer, add your cream cheese, dry carrot cake dip mix and the container of cool whip.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix well together.
  • Move dip to serving dish or mason jar for storing and top with sprinkles when serving.


Please see info on safely using cake mix in this recipe!

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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