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Layered Carrot Cake Recipe
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Layered Carrot Cake Recipe

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I never liked carrot cake until I tried this one. The rich, moist cake with orange-flavored frosting is now a family tradition for special occasions. Sometimes I add cranberries with the raisins. —Anna Morgan, Eatonville, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 544 calories, 27 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix and cinnamon. Whisk the eggs, orange juice and oil; add to dry ingredients. Beat until well blended. Stir in the carrots, raisins and nuts (batter will be thick).
  2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and peel; beat until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Layered Carrot Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p 27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 544 calories, 27 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Layered Carrot Cake(12)

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

I usually won't make a dessert recipe unless I make it from scratch. However when I was in a bit of a jam this recipe was quick, easy and did taste good for a boxed cake mix. So thank you for opening my eyes to sometimes boxed cake can be good.

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

This is the best carrot cake I have ever made. It has been 2 days since I made it and it is even more moist than the first day!

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

Yummy! And so convenient that it uses cake mix & pudding mix. Definitely a keeper!

~ Theresa

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

So easy and So good!!!

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

I don't own the Cake Doctor and I'm so happy to have this recipe! THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

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