Carrot Cake IV

Carrot Cake IV

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“Easy carrot cake from a cake mix. Also makes good cupcakes.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 8 inch layer cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round pans.
  2. In large bowl, blend cake mix, oil, water, undrained pineapple, eggs, and nuts. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer at medium speed. Spread batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

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MA McBridges

MA McBridges

I rarely cook from a box. This cake came out wonderful! The only change I made was to add 1 grated carrot to the mix :-D as another suggested. I'd put this one up against any totally from scratch recipe, any time! Also, I made creamcheese frosting from scratch, using 2, 8oz pkg cream cheese, 1.5 cups powdered sugar, 6 tbl unsalted butter and a 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. DELICIOUS!



I added one large grated carrot to the batter to make it look more authentic. I also added 1/2 finely chopped walnuts. I made it a few days ahead and refrigerated it. Before frosting the cake, I drizzled about 1/2 cup more pineapple juice on it for moisture. I frosted it with a simple cream cheese frosting and sprinkled it with toasted pecans and coconut. It got RAVE reviews from my family and friends.



This recipe is the one that's right on the back of the cake mix box except this uses three eggs rather than four. I made this with the four eggs as directed on the box. This isn't bad for a cake mix cake, but after mixing it up, baking it and then tasting it I wondered why I bothered with the mix. Given that you're already mixing up several ingredients, it would take very little extra effort to add the few additonal ingredients a scratch cake would require. I did add about a cup of shredded carrot, but again, I asked myself why I was tryng to make something taste homemade instead of actually making it homemade. Too many ingredients for what is still a cake mix tasting cake.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 410 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs
  • 40.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 327 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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