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Simple + Delicious Carrot Cake Dip – Sure To Be a Hit!


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After almost 22 years of marriage, my hubs and I are still so much in love!

We, like every other normal, healthy couple on the planet, drive each other crazy, but at the end of the day, He is mine, and I am His. We are in this together through the good and the bad.

One thing in particular that drives Kelly completely bonkers, and his absolute biggest pet peeve, is the mess I make when I cook.

I agree it’s not pretty folks, especially when I am in my “creative” mode. In creative mode, there is no recipe or script, just me going off a dash of this and a little bit of that. Leaving everything all over the counter and cabinets open just in case I need to add a little bit more or this or a little bit more that. This cathartic and messy process is where some of my best recipes have found their origins. 

As you can imagine, the aftermath of my creative process is a mess!! If it is at all possible, I do try to spare Kelly of the cleanup. I try to get it taken care of before he gets home so it won’t bug him. But sometimes, he is forced to help me with my ” creative dirty” work.

I am so thankful that he does! Because clean-up is so much easier with a little help! And nothing is sexier than a man with dish soap hands 😉

One of my best creations to date came from one of these messy creative sessions – the idea of a deconstructed carrot cake (one of my faves) that could be easily shared at a party, like a sweet dip. So the idea took root, and after a few attempts, I came up with the perfect carrot cake dip! It is all the things you love about carrot cake but without all the hours and hours of baking. I love to make this at Easter brunch, spring parties, and girls’ nights. It is so perfect dessert dip for this time of year and really any time of year! This creamy dip is a home run any time of year with its tasty flavors of carrot cake; it is an awesome go-to sweet treat.

Photo of carrot cake dip close up served in a small bowl with shredded coconut and crushed graham crackers on top.
 I have brought this carrot cake dip to quite a few functions, and it is always a hit! 
5 from 9 votes

Carrot Cake Dip Recipe

This Carrot Cake Dip is amazing, do not be surprised if you find yourself licking the bowl! (No judgment here!)
Servings 16
Calories 193 kcal


  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 C Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Carrot Cake Mix
  • 1 Cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Cup Crushed Pineapple w/juices
  • 1 Cup Coconut Flakes
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Cream together the first three ingredients
  2. Mix remaining ingredients, then serve at room temperature with graham crackers or other sweet crackers.
Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 TBS)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1613IU32%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Photo of Andie adding the softened cream cheese to her mixer to make the carrot cake dip.
This carrot cake dip is a cinch to throw together!

Making this dip is a total breeze and can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes, so if you need to bring a show stopper and you’re short of time, this is it! Soften your cream cheese for a couple of hours by leaving it sitting on your counter. If you, like me, sometimes forget to take the cream cheese out in time – just remove the wrapper and place it on a plate, and microwave for 30-60 seconds at 50% power. That usually does the trick. 

photo of Andie slowly adding the heavy whipping cream to get just the right texture for her carrot cake dip.
I slowly add the heavy whipping cream to give a smooth texture.

Slowly incorporate all other ingredients into your stand mixer. For grating your carrots, you can use a food processor or a normal cheese grater. I liked my carrots grated super fine for this, so I use my cheese grater. 2-3 BIG carrots yield about 1 cup of grated carrots. 

Photo of Andie draining the pineapple and reserving some juice for later.
You’ll want to reserve some of the pineapple juice to add in later!

You’ll want to add a bit of pineapple juice – so make sure you do not completely drain them! 

Photo of Andie emptying her mixer into a bowl so you can see the exact rich and creamy texture you should achieve with this dip.
Look at that rich and creamy dip!

It will look so good and creamy when it’s ready to go, just bursting with all those delicious carrot cake flavor!


To serve top with some additional graham crackers and coconut, you could even add some grated carrots to the top for garnish. Serve chilled with graham crackers, nilla wafers, biscotti cookies, or any other sweet cracker or cookie you deem worthy!

Styled photo of completed dip served with graham crackers
Photo of carrot cake dip served with graham crackers

How to store:

You may store this delicious cream cheese dip in an airtight container for up to one week. Allow to sit on the counter and soften for 30 minutes or so before serving.

Hope you love this easy carrot cake dip as much as we do!


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  1. Shatzi @ Love and Laundry says:

    Yum!!! I love carrot cake, too!! I love how you and your husband are so in love after 12 years. That's exactly how we are! And we've been married 12 years, too!

    1. Andie Thueson says:

      I love to hear that others are as lucky as Kelly and I!!! It helps when you marry your best friend 😉 <br />

  2. Kimm Jones Furlotte says:

    5 stars
    Just made this last week (March 2017) for a Pinterest party and everyone loved it! Served it with graham crackers, vanilla wafers and Trader Joe’s Honey Butter potato chips….

    1. So glad it was a hit!!

  3. 5 stars
    This will be perfect to make for Easter! Love the carrot cake flavors!

  4. 5 stars
    Sounds like a delicious dip! It’s hard to remind people that we also work where we live. Wouldn’t it be great to have a second kitchen?

  5. Julie Blanner says:

    5 stars
    What a great dip! This will be great at our family Easter.

  6. 5 stars
    I have never tried this, but it sounds so good!! It would be great at Easter!!

  7. 5 stars
    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It looks so delicious!

  8. Boyd Lorancon says:

    May I use 1/2 cup coconut vs 1 cup and 1/2 or 1/4 cup shredded carrots vs 1 cup? Would it be acceptable to add peanut butter chips and raisins? I would appreciate a response from those who have made this dip and Andie.
    I do want to make this for my Vets and staff, but I do not know how well they like coconut and/or carrots, Again, I would appreciate a response,

    1. Boyd, I have only made it as outlined but I am sure the above tweaks will be great! Let me know how it turns out!

  9. Lore Boydsam says:

    I did not major in Microbiology while seeking a degree in an unrelated field. I simply took quite a few classes because I enjoyed them; thus, the impetus for my question. ( You probably already addressed this issue and I missed it. If so, I apologize in advance).
    It is my understanding cake mixes contain raw flour. Ingesting raw flour can give someone a slight chance of getting food poisoning.
    Do you recommend baking the cake mix for perhaps 10 minutes at 350 degrees, let it cool, then continue with-what-appears-to-be a delicious dip? I shall wait for your reply before making this dip. I assure you, I am not an alarmist–simply curious. Thank you for your consideration answering my question. I know you are very busy. Lore

  10. 5 stars
    This is such a fun and unique recipe that’s PERFECT for Easter. Made it earlier this week to make sure my family would love it, and definitely going to make it again for Easter!

  11. 5 stars
    We loved this dip! What a fun way to have more carrot cake flavor in my life!

  12. 5 stars
    Loved this carrot cake dip! Tasted so delicious with those mini cinnamon graham cracker sticks!

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