Carrot Cake with Raisin & Walnuts-Semi Homemade

Rose Mary Mogan


This recipe came about because I needed a quick dessert, and I was also trying to eliminate boxes of cake mix I had in the pantry before expiring. I thought by adding the golden raisins and Black Walnuts that would add extra flavor, and then using the Solo Pineapple cake and pastry filling would enhance the flavor meter just a bit.

Adding heavy whipping cream instead of water kept the cake moist much longer than it would have been normally. We especially loved the pineapple filling between the cake layers, and having canned frosting on hand is a quick & simple way to make a tasty dessert.


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eight or more
20 Min
40 Min


  • 1 box
    betty crocker carrot cake mix
  • 1 Tbsp
    vietnamese cinnamon
  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large
    eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 c
    canola oil
  • 1 c
    black walnuts
  • 2/3 c
    golden raisins
  • 1 c
    solopo=ineapple cake & pastry filling
  • 1 can(s)
    cream cheese frosting
  • ·
    candy sprinkles if desired, optional

How to Make Carrot Cake with Raisin & Walnuts-Semi Homemade


  1. These were the main ingredients for this cake, and I chose to use Heavy whipping Cream instead of water, and added Vietnamese Cinnamon to give the cake more flavor.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a large Mixing bowl, add cake mix & cinnamon, stir well till blended together. Add in oil, heavy whipping cream, & large eggs. Beat till blended together. Next add in nuts and golden raisins, then stir with a large spoon till blended together.
  3. Prepare two 8 inch cake pans with Bakers Joy cooking spray, or non stick cooking spray. Pour in cake batter.
  4. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 32 to 38 minutes or until when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, or as directed on package.
  5. Remove and place on wire rack until cool about 10 minutes. Then invert cake onto cake platter, and frost as desired.
  6. I chose to frost top of cake, then top the frosting with the pineapple fillling.
  7. Repeat with second layer if desired, then frost sides, and add candy sprinkles if desired. Quick easy and simple and taste somewhat homemade.
  8. Frost as desired and add sprinkles if desired. Whipping cream make cake very moist.

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About Carrot Cake with Raisin & Walnuts-Semi Homemade

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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