Layered Carrot Cake with Orange Flavored Frosting

Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne

By
@vavavoom

I love this cake and so does everybody else. Who knew that a cake mix could make such a delicious cake for family or company. A keeper.


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Serves:

12-14

Prep:

50 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
yellow cake mix
1 pkg
3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
4
eggs
2/3 c
orange juice
1/2 c
vegetable oil
3 c
grated carrots
1/2 c
raisins (optional)
1/2 c
chopped walnuts

ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 pkg
cream cheese, softened (8 oz)
1/2 c
confectioners sugar
1 or 2 Tbsp
orange juice
1 Tbsp
grated orange peel

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, and cinnamon. Whisk the eggs, orange juice and oil; add to dry ingredients. Beat until well blended. Stir in the carrots, raisins if using, and nuts. The batter will be thick.
2
Pour batter into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
3
For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar, orange juice and orange peel; beat until blended. Spread between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Store in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cake-mix