Carrot Cake taste like a scratch cake!

Oldie but extreme good! This semi homemade Carrot cake is a recipe everyone is fooled by. It taste 100% homemade and baked to perfection. The ingredients keep it moist and rich!

You can control the spice levels and amount of nuts,  carrots, raisins etc that you like in this recipe. Adapt to the ingredients your family loves.

I love a good old fashioned scratch cake but this one is so moist, not dense and outstanding in textures and flavors.

If you love working with doctored cake mixes, don’t let this carrot cake recipe pass you by! It all starts with a simple cake mix, but there are so many delicious additions, that it’ll taste like you slaved in the kitchen for hours!

I love the pineapple in this cake although you really can't taste it, the texture it gives makes it perfectly moist, not just the carrots in it.

Your next dinner party, get together, picnic, brunch or whatever special day is planned, you will love this cake recipe, the ease of making it and your company and family will love it!

I always made a joke as a kid how healthy this cake was. I got all my vitamins from the carrots, raisins and there was eggs in the cake so we should be able to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

My mother didn't see the humor in that. I was quite the joker. All the time I would just love this frosting back then and sneak that off a little at a time. I wasn't as crazy about this cake bake then as I am now.

The cream cheese frosting is fantastic. I always love the creamy texture of that. The cake and the frosting are so easy to make I almost feel guilty. This is one you hate to pass off as a scratch cake when they ask you for the recipe, your immediately busted!

How many years I have peeled carrots, spending hours of time to make this wonderful cake and don't get me wrong the made from scratch cake is wonderful but time is precious.  You can still get a delicious semi homemade taste with this easy cake recipe.

Who ever is out there reading this that's not a baker it's a must try for sure. Thank me later, your welcome.

Carrot Cake taste like a scratch cake!

1 pkg of spice cake or carrot cake mix
2 cups of shredded carrots
1 8 oz can of crushed pineapple drained

1/2 cup of shredded coconut (I like mine toasted, just spread on parchment paper and put in the oven on 350 degree until browned)
1/4 chopped finely chopped raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans set aside

1 8 oz tub of whipped topping
2 pkg of cream cheese
2 cups of confectionery sugar

Heat oven to 350. Make cake as directed on package stirring in carrots and drained pineapple. Note: If you love pecans or walnuts and raisins, fold in 1/2 cup of each at this step

Pour into a 13 x 9 pan that has been greased. (You can also use two 8 inch well greased cake pans. 

Fill between layers with frosting and toppings) Bake 25 minutes. Cool.

For the Frosting:

Beat cream cheese and sugar with a mixer until well blended, add whipped topping.

Spread over cooled cake and top with mixture of nuts, coconut and raisins. Keep refrigerated.
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  1. I love carrot cake, and baking isn't my thing, but this looks easy enough. Yum!

  2. that looks scrumptious and it's easier to make too! thanks for sharing! :)

  3. looks very easy and delicious. Great for busy days and need a lovely cake.

  4. Delicious! It's very nice too.

  5. Wow, you'd never guess this wasn't from scratch! What a fabulous, moist slice!!! So yummy!


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