This Carrot Cake Fudge is only five ingredients and tastes just like my homemade Carrot Cake! You will love the secret ingredient that makes this easy fudge recipe taste like carrot cake.
Happy Sunday! I’m not sure why carrots became an Easter flavor . . . I mean, I guess I get it. Easter . . . . rabbits . . . carrots? Is that the logic path we are following? Either way, with so many carrot cake lovers in my life, I’m glad I have a few recipes that fill that carroty void.
Last week I published my homemade Carrot Cake recipe and now today I have for you those great flavors in fudge form!
P.S. Some of my most popular recipes are fudge! Check out photos of them below the recipe!
HOW TO MAKE FUDGE WITH SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
When you make fudge with white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, you have to be really careful what you add because liquidy ingredients can really mess with the consistency of the fudge. Your white chocolate can seize and you don’t get the smooth consistency you are looking for.
Generally speaking, you want three cups of chocolate chips to one 14 ounce container of sweetened condensed milk. From there you can add extract, different seasonings and flavors to make different fudge.
THE SECRET CARROT INGREDIENT
In this Carrot Cake Fudge recipe, I wanted to make it carrot flavored without adding actual chunks of carrot as you do in the cake version. So, I had the genius idea to add carrot baby food! From there, I upped the amount of white chocolate so as to not mess too much with the consistency. It worked like a charm!
Please note that when you melt the white chocolate and the sweetened condensed milk together it will have a very chunky consistency. That’s because it is more chocolate than the regular ratio (spoken about above) likes. But once you add that purred carrot, you will end up with a nice smooth consistency.
There is a video below so you can see this process in action!
PERFECTING THAT CARROT CAKE TASTE
After I figured out that a little carrot baby food mixed with the right amount of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips works perfectly, I knew I needed a few more ingredients to get the taste just right. The last two ingredients were a little nutmeg and cinnamon.
The result was a fudge that doesn’t taste super carroty, but does taste a whole lot like your favorite carrot cake.
ONLY FIVE INGREDIENTS FOR THIS EASY CARROT CAKE FUDGE
This fudge truly is a simple recipe with just a few easy ingredients. It’s preparation time is only about 10 minutes with simple to follow steps.
- white chocolate chips
- sweetened condensed milk
- carrot baby food or pureed carrots
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HOW TO MAKE CARROT CAKE FUDGE
Carrot Cake Fudge
- 4 cups white chocolate chips 24 ounces (weight not liquid)
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk 8 ounces (liquid not weight)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons carrot baby food
- 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
- Line an 8x8 pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
- Melt the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together over medium heat until smooth and combined, stirring often. Alternatively, melt in the microwave. Microwave for 1 minute at half power, stir well, and then continue to microwave at 30 second intervals stirring very well until just combined.
- Stir in the carrot baby food, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Pour into the aluminum foil lined pan.
- Refrigerate at least four hours to set. Cut and serve.