EASY CARROT CAKE

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Jeanne Benavidez

By
@jeanneben

I love carrot cake but sometimes I don't have time to make it from scratch. I found this recipes many years ago and it has been a great stand-in for the "from scratch" version.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1
    (18.5 oz) box carrot cake mix
  • 1/2 c
    liquid (reserved pineapple juice plus enough water to make 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 c
    canola oil
  • 3
    eggs
  • 2 c
    finely shredded carrots
  • 1 small
    can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve the juice)
  • 1/2 c
    raisins
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 can(s)
    (16-oz.size)ready made cream cheese frosting

How to Make EASY CARROT CAKE

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine the cake mix, liquid, oil and eggs; beat 2 minutes at medium speed with an electric mixer.
  3. Fold in carrots, pineapple, raisins, and pecans.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 cake pan. (You can use the non-stick cooking spray with flour here.)
  5. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Cool the cake in the pan for 25 minutes; turn the cake out onto a wire rack and let it cool completely.
  7. Place the cake on your desired serving platter and spread the icing evenly to cover the cake.

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About EASY CARROT CAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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