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Shortcut Carrot Cake

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16 servings

As in all good carrot cakes, fresh veggies balance the sweet cream cheese frosting. The bonus in the shortcut is the time you get back in your day.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare cake batter as directed on package; stir in carrots, pineapple and 3/4 cup nuts. Pour into 2 (9-inch) square pans sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Invert onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP.
  • Stack cake layers on plate, spreading frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.


Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.


Substitute a yellow cake mix plus 2 tsp. ground cinnamon for the spice cake mix.

How to Store

Keep refrigerated.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 440
% Daily Value
Total fat 26g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 37g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 60 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • antonioguzman |

  • mariafatima |

    If you know what a good carrot cake is, this recipe is really disappointing in flavor and texture. It taste just like a cake mix cake. I would rather spend a little more effort and make the a real carrot cake from scratch! My husband said "This is not one of your best!"

  • Lauriedale1 |

    Made this for my husband..I did not like carrot cake,until now. Love this recipe. I made in a 9x13 worked great but you only need half the frosting..also makes great cupcakes..