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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 greased and floured 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. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP.
  • Stack cakes on plate, filling and frosting with cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.

Healthy Living

Save 30 calories and 4g of fat, including 3g of sat fat, per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.

For a Decorative Design

Use a toothpick to draw 4 diagonal lines across top of cake; sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup nuts over lines.


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

How to Store

Keep frosted cake refrigerated.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 420
Total fat 25g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 46g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 34g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 60 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %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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  • daslay |

    This was the best "boxed and easy" carrot cake I have tasted. My family was impressed and loved it!

  • Smygelski |

    WHen you make a boxed cake use MILK and MELTED BUTTER instead of water and oil. Add an extra egg . THen add your other ingredients. Doing this makes for a really good cake and won't taste BOXIE. It won't interfere with the baking, etc. I do this all the time with box mixes. I am going to try this even though I have a from scratch recipe

  • antonioguzman |

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