Carrot Cake Tastes Like A Scratch Cake

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Here is an Oldie but extremely good! This semi-homemade Carrot cake is a recipe everyone is fooled by.

It tastes 100% homemade and baked to perfection starting with a mix.

The ingredients keep it moist and rich and taste so fresh!

Shredded carrots, pineapple and everything in this cake mix it tastes so authentic it's just over the top delicious.

Of course, it's my go-to recipe at Easter time being a carrot cake, but I do make this year round, it's so good!

Moist, tender and the additions make it addicting. You will serve this cake over and over again and fool the best of bakers!

Don't miss trying this doctored cake mix, scroll down and enjoy the compliments!




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You're Going To Fool Everyone!



I was never a huge fan of carrot cake, but this amazing doctored cake mix recipe is moist, flavorful, and actually fun to make!


Don’t let this carrot cake recipe pass you by!


Even though we will start out with a cake mix, these additions will taste like you slaved in the kitchen for hours!



Carrot Cake starting with a cake mix and adding pineapple, cream cheese frosting, to make a semi homemade cake that taste like scratch cake  this is a carrot cake made with a cake mix doctored up to taste like it from scratch. This semi homemade carrot cake taste just like you made it from scratch and will fool everyone. This photo has a cream cheese frosting with nuts and raisins on top covering a cake mix version of homemade carrot cake.  if if want an easy carrot cake this is it semi homemade with a cake mix and added ingredients to make it taste like its made from scratch. This recipe shows how to make a carrot cake with natural ingredients to transform a mix.




What's so great about using a mix?



You can control the spice levels and amount of nuts, carrots, raisins, that you like in this recipe.


Adapt to the ingredients your family loves using more or less.


It takes much less work to make this cake and taste fantastic!


The texture and flavors are exact full proof and everyone will think you were baking all day!


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 it took you hours to make!



  this is a carrot cake made with a cake mix doctored up to taste like it from scratch. This semi homemade carrot cake taste just like you made it from scratch and will fool everyone. This photo has a cream cheese frosting with nuts and raisins on top covering a cake mix version of homemade carrot cake.Carrot Cake starting with a cake mix and adding pineapple, cream cheese frosting, to make a semi homemade cake that taste like scratch cake




Perfect Texture



I love the pineapple in this cake although you really can't taste it, the texture really stays nice moist with this addition, I really love this cake!


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



Carrot Cake starting with a cake mix and adding pineapple, cream cheese frosting, to make a semi homemade cake that taste like scratch cake  this is a carrot cake made with a cake mix doctored up to taste like it from scratch. This semi homemade carrot cake taste just like you made it from scratch and will fool everyone. This photo has a cream cheese frosting with nuts and raisins on top covering a cake mix version of homemade carrot cake.  if if want an easy carrot cake this is it semi homemade with a cake mix and added ingredients to make it taste like its made from scratch. This recipe shows how to make a carrot cake with natural ingredients to transform a mix.




My Healthy Cake Joke



I always made a joke as a kid how healthy this cake was.


I got all my vitamins from the carrots, raisins and there were 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 back then.




Carrot Cake starting with a cake mix and adding pineapple, cream cheese frosting, to make a semi homemade cake that taste like scratch cake  this is a carrot cake made with a cake mix doctored up to taste like it from scratch. This semi homemade carrot cake taste just like you made it from scratch and will fool everyone. This photo has a cream cheese frosting with nuts and raisins on top covering a cake mix version of homemade carrot cake.  if if want an easy carrot cake this is it semi homemade with a cake mix and added ingredients to make it taste like its made from scratch. This recipe shows how to make a carrot cake with natural ingredients to transform a mix.




The Frosting is my Favorite!



I could never figure out what mom did to make this whipped cream frosting, I just ate the heck out of it.


As a kid, I liked the frosting better than the cake but what kid doesn't?


Now as an adult,  I just love all the nuts, raisins and carrot cake.


But the frosting is still my favorite part, it's so creamy and dreamy!


It's such a great combination for the added sweetness.


Of course, if there are nut allergies in your family you can substitute any kind of seeds instead, like pumpkin seeds roasted are great!



this is a homemade cream cheese frosting for the carrot cake it will go on. It is in a white ceramic dish




Ingredients You Will Need:


  • spice cake mix or use carrot cake mix
  • shredded carrots
  • crushed pineapple
  • pecans
  • whipped cream
  • cream cheese
  • raisins
  • coconut
  • powdered sugar



This is a photo of whipped cream cheese frosting for a carrot cake that is made from a cake mix. There are carrots in a colander in the backround.



Carrot Cake is one of those comfort food cakes and addicting



It's usually a little heavier than most cakes when baked from scratch.


This carrot cake bursts with the richness of homemade fresh flavors.


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.




Carrot Cake starting with a cake mix and adding pineapple, cream cheese frosting, to make a semi homemade cake that taste like scratch cake  this is a carrot cake made with a cake mix doctored up to taste like it from scratch. This semi homemade carrot cake taste just like you made it from scratch and will fool everyone. This photo has a cream cheese frosting with nuts and raisins on top covering a cake mix version of homemade carrot cake.  if if want an easy carrot cake this is it semi homemade with a cake mix and added ingredients to make it taste like its made from scratch. This recipe shows how to make a carrot cake with natural ingredients to transform a mix.




Busted When Asked For The Recipe!



This is one you hate to pass off as a scratch cake when they ask you for the recipe, you're immediately are busted, so let's keep it our secret!


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.



if if want an easy carrot cake this is it semi homemade with a cake mix and added ingredients to make it taste like its made from scratch. This recipe shows how to make a carrot cake with natural ingredients to transform a mix.



Seriously The BEST EVER!



Whoever is out there reading this that's not a baker it's a must try for sure.


The cake is so easy, everyone will ask you to make this time and time again.


This semi-homemade Carrot Cake really taste like a scratch cake!


I loved using a spice cake mix, it has the perfect amount of ultimate flavor additions.


Thank me later, your welcome.






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this is a pin for later photo of a piece of carrot cake and the frosting on a spatula to show how fluffy it is




Convinced Yet?



You don't have to make this in two layers, bundt pans, 13x9 sheet pan, and any other fancy pans are welcome!


What more can I say on this easy cake mix made over? Nothing.


A time saver indeed along with a decadent foolproof cake that will astound all your friends and family.


Enjoy and let's get baking!!





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Yield: 10
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Carrot Cake Tastes Like A Scratch Cake

This is a delicious semi-homemade carrot cake made using a cake mix. It's moist, easy and delicious you will fool the best of bakers!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 55 M

ingredients:

  • Carrot Cake taste like a scratch cake!
  • 1 package of spice cake or carrot cake mix ( I used spice cake)
  • 2 cups of shredded carrots
  • 1 - 8 oz can of crushed pineapple drained
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup of shredded coconut (I like mine toasted, just spread on parchment paper and put in the oven on 350 degrees until browned)
  • 1/4 chopped finely chopped raisins dark or golden
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans set aside
  • Frosting:
  • 1 8 oz tub of whipped topping
  • 2 packages of cream cheese
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar

instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Make cake as directed on package stirring in carrots and drained pineapple. 
  3. Note: If you love more in your cake than on the frosting add pecans or walnuts and raisins, fold in 1/2 cup of each at this step
  4. Pour into any size pan bundt,  13 x 9  or 2 - 9 inch round pans that have been greased. (You can also use two 8 inch well-greased cake pans. Even use pans that are characters ( example for Easter I use a bunny shaped pan)
  5. Fill between layers with frosting and toppings) Bake 25 minutes, depending on what kind of pan you use. Cool.
  6. For the Frosting:
  7. Beat cream cheese and sugar with a mixer until well blended, add whipped topping.
  8. Spread over cooled cake and top with a mixture of nuts, coconut, and raisins. Keep refrigerated.
Calories
265
Fat (grams)
1.5
Sat. Fat (grams)
1
Carbs (grams)
35
Sugar (grams)
18
Sodium (milligrams)
310
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Carrot Cake taste like a scratch cake! Pin for later




this is a carrot cake made with a cake mix doctored up to taste like it from scratch. This semi homemade carrot cake taste just like you made it from scratch and will fool everyone. This photo has a cream cheese frosting with nuts and raisins on top covering a cake mix version of homemade carrot cake.




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if if want an easy carrot cake this is it semi homemade with a cake mix and added ingredients to make it taste like its made from scratch. This recipe shows how to make a carrot cake with natural ingredients to transform a mix.

19 comments

  1. I love carrot cake, and baking isn't my thing, but this looks easy enough. Yum!

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

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

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  4. Delicious! It's very nice too.

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

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  6. Love carrot cake. Perfect for Easter!

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  7. I would love a big piece of this cake right now! It looks wonderful!

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  8. Oh, this cake looks so beautiful and cute. This is a great recipe for Easter. I can not wait to try this great recipe. I am saving this recipe for later. Thank you for this recipe!

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  9. Absolutely love good carrot cake with strong coffee:) Yours sounds perfect, rich, moist and flavourful.

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  10. That really dos look like a wonderful cake, so moist!

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  11. It looks like a really tasty carrot cake. So interesting to use a cake mix!

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  12. Carrot cakes are soo good and yours look very yummy :)

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  13. I'm very particular about my carrot cake it must be moist never dry. Yours looks like it more than qualifies.

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  14. Made this with spice mix. Added 1 extra egg. I used a bundt pan and it turned out great. Will make again

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  15. This looked great but I might have done something wrong. My cake was not particularly moist or sweet. The next time I think I will use the pineapple juice and see if that improves it. BTW I did add extra nuts, raisins. crushed pineapple and carrots. I made it with a Duncan Hines carrot cake mix. the flavour was good but it was quite dry.

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    1. wow, I think the cake is super moist and sweet, maybe try a mix with pudding in it? also if you prefer sweeter cakes try adding a few tablespoons of sugar. It should have moist for sure, its always so moist we store it in the refrigerator. Sorry it was what you expected. Good luck on adapting the recipe and thanks for the comments we all learn from each other :)

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