Old-fashioned spiced carrot cake bathed in decadent and tangy cream cheese frosting- frozen. <–That’s a mega-understatement for the party in your mouth that will happen the moment you chomp into these carrot cake popsicles.
Can you believe it? We’re already halfway through Popsicle Week. We’ve drooled over fruit popsicles, gotten an all-day buzz from the coffeehouse inspired popsicles, and are gearing up to try some acclaimed carrot cake dessert-on-a-stick popsicles.
And I finally managed to get my hands on a popsicle mold… and break it. Oops! Here’s my planned replacement mold. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing tips on how to handle those fussy, brittle-when-frozen plastic molds. Trust me, if you’re a newbie to popsicling (yes, of course that’s a word! 😉 ) or keen on your popsicle mold, you don’t want to miss it!
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I’d never intended to make carrot cake popsicles, but lucky for you, a baking blunder turned into a phenomenally cream cheesy popsicle.
Last Saturday I donned my polka dotted apron to bake a few loaves of carrot cake. Everything was going smoothly, the golden cakes were rising and smelling like the best candle Yankee could ever jar. The oven timer went off, I removed the cakes, and BAM! One sunk. Without any warning.
I’ve made Sally’s recipe loads of times now and the timing has always been perfect. 30 minutes. But not this time and not with this one (of three) cakes. Underbaked because I was too lazy to skewer in a piece of raw spaghetti to test for doneness. Let this be a lesson for us all.
So long story a little shorter, I used the rescued bits of this underbaked carrot cake to create some 5-ingredient summertime popsicles your kids will clamour for.
All you need for this popsicle recipe is a box of cheesecake pudding mix, milk, whipping cream, cream cheese, and some cubes of carrot cake. You could bake a cake and slice off a chunk for the popsicles or save time and purchase a ready-made loaf of carrot cake from the supermarket.
We’ll whisk the ingredients together, fold in the cake cubes, and freeze these homemade popsicles to perfection. The best part? Pudding pops take a long time to melt, meaning you can enjoy them for a long time and usually walk away without telltale dribbles down your chin…unless you’re under 5 years old. 🙂
- 1 box cheesecake pudding mix
- 2 cups 2% milk
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup carrot cake cubes
- Whisk milk, cream, and popsicle mix 2 minutes until thickened. Stir in cream cheese. If a few small chunks remain, that's okay. Fold in carrot cake cubes and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze and enjoy!
Make even more popsicles to keep cool this summer:
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Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
These look amazing! What a happy mistake! And also, your son is so big! What!?
I just love when blunders turn into successes! In fact, I’ve been known to toss cake mistakes into ice cream and top with something crunchy and call it a dessert. Everyone thinks it was done on purpose, and the secret’s mine. Yes, yes, my baby is big. I’m savoring these last 4 weeks that he’s my one year-old. In photos I feel like he looks so much bigger. Have a great week, Chelsea.
Kennedy Cole| Kcole's Creative Corner says
I love how easy these look! So delicious! carrot cake is my all-time favorite dessert, so I can imagine how delicious they’d be in popsicle form! Great recipe!
Thanks so much, Kennedy! I’m a big sucker for carrot cake too (hence why I had it around the house!) These popsicles just take it to a new fun level of culinary indulgence. If you really want to get crazy with it, you could slather the pops in cream cheese frosting and dip in graham crumbs 🙂 Hope you have a beautiful week.
Natasha in Oz says
Oh my goodness…they look amazing! I’m definitely pinning this to try when summer arrives in Australia! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Best wishes from Down Under (via the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop).
Natasha in Oz
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the popsicles, Natasha! I suppose you have a few good months to wait until summertime…hadn’t thought about that. Take care and come back again soon!