Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits Recipe

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The husband and I are both big fans of carrot cake.  Well, we are a fan of desserts, and most anything that is sweet for that matter.  So when I ran across M&M’s® Carrot Cake while shopping at Walmart the other day, I was intrigued.  How can you make a candy taste like carrot cake?  Is that even possible?

I’m here to tell you, yes it is!  In fact, we loved them so much that I created Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits with them!

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits

This fun recipe took no time at all to make and it makes a sweet, colorful and unusual dessert!  Perfect for a fun family gathering!  Want to know how to make it?

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits

Of course, the main colorful ingredient is M&M’s® Carrot Cake.  So how do they make them taste like carrot cake?  I’m sure that is a top secret file hidden in a lab somewhere behind guards; under lock and key.  Somewhere there is a carrot cake recipe guard filing his nails and waiting for the next candy criminal to try and break the underground barriers….

Yep, I know.  I have a runaway imagination.  But isn’t it fun to imagine?  I’m sure the guard is dressed in a colorful candy coating and is armed with a slingshot that flings mini M&M’s®.  Right?

But the center of the M&M’s® are actually a white chocolate, which I’m sure makes it easier to create the flavor of carrot cake.  Either way, they are delicious on their own, but even more fun in a yummy carrot cake dessert!

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits

Carrot Cake
1 – 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
3 carrots, shredded and patted dry

Topping
M&M’s® Carrot Cake 
Whipped Cream topping

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Mix in the sugar, vegetable oil, egg and milk.

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits

Stir in the shredded carrots.

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until lightly browned, and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Allow the cake to fully cool before going to the next step.

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits

Cut the carrot cake into 1″ cubes.  Add them to the bottom of your glasses.  Top with a layer of M&M’s® Carrot Cake, and then a layer of whipped topping.  Then sprinkle with more M&M’s® Carrot Cake!

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits

What a pretty, colorful dessert!  Perfect for a festive Easter treat!

sweet carrot cake parfaits

You can find M&M’s® Carrot Cake at your local Walmart.  Just look for the M&M’s® with bunny ears!

Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits Recipe
Author: Suzy Myers
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
[b]Carrot Cake[/b] 1 – 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg 1/2 cup milk 3 carrots, shredded and patted dry [b]Topping[/b] M&M’s® Carrot Cake Whipped Cream topping
Ingredients
  • [b]Carrot Cake[/b]
  • 1 – 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 carrots, shredded and patted dry
  • [b]
  • Topping[/b]
  • M&M’s® Carrot Cake
  • Whipped Cream topping
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Mix in the sugar, vegetable oil, egg and milk.
  3. Stir in the shredded carrots.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until lightly browned, and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the cake to fully cool before going to the next step.
  5. Cut the carrot cake into 1″ cubes. Add them to the bottom of your glasses.
  6. Top with a layer of M&M’s® Carrot Cake, and then a layer of whipped topping.
  7. Sprinkle more M&M’s® Carrot Cake on top and enjoy!

What is your favorite dessert to make for the holidays?

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  • Liz Latham March 11, 2016, 8:43 pm

    What a great way to use the new carrot cake M&Ms! I’m not a fan of them on their own but I can see them being much better in this! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  • Anonymous March 11, 2016, 12:26 am

    What a fun dessert — so colorful too! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt March 9, 2016, 8:20 am

    OMG! Those are adorable!!! How much fun for Easter!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Bake Studio March 27, 2015, 11:39 am

    Hi! I came across your amazing Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits on the Weekend Re-Treat Link Party and I am SO glad that I did. Wow, these look amazing! I know quite a few carrot cake lovers who would enjoy these. I didn’t even know they made Carrot Cake M&Ms. That is fabulous! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!

  • Rose's DIY Crafts, at FineCraftGuild March 25, 2015, 5:11 am

    Suzie, these look so yummy!!! Thank you for being a part of our party SHARE IT one more time Saturdays. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Have a great week! Rose, FineCraftGuild.com

  • Amanda@TexMexCrafting March 24, 2015, 10:25 pm

    This looks so yummy, I think I am going to have to try to make this. Pinning.

  • Amanda March 24, 2015, 4:50 pm

    These look so yummy! Carrot cake is my husband’s favorite, so I bet he’d love if I made this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Cathy March 23, 2015, 6:14 pm

    These look so delicious – I can just taste them now. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  • Sunny C March 16, 2015, 11:28 pm

    Suzy; You Evil, Evil Woman You!!! 😀 I LOVE Carrot Cake!!! It is my absolute Favorite Cake……I am gonna get fat with all of your Wonderful Recipes!!!! 😉
    I for one can not wait to read all about your Adventures in your new Motorhome!!!
    Take Care 🙂

  • Rosellen March 16, 2015, 1:08 pm

    Are you in your Motorhome now and did you bake this in it? This dessert looks delicious! How DID they make the M & M’s taste like carrot cake? Did I ask if you have a Tiffin or maybe a Forest River Motorhome?

    • Susan Myers March 16, 2015, 9:17 pm

      Hi Rosellen!

      We will officially be living in the motorhome starting tomorrow. I made these at my house, but the motorhome has an oven, so it won’t slow me down! And yes, those M&Ms do taste like carrot cake. We were both very surprised.

      In answer to your question, our motorhome is a Itasca Meridian made by Winnebago. We currently have it backed up to the garage while we load it. Will launch my new website this week so that you can follow along!

      suzy

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