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Carrot Cake (from a Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes Mix)

Carrot Cake (from a Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes Mix)

This cake is so good that we serve it in our store. And if it doesn't make the best carrot cake you've ever tasted, we'll give you your money back.

Choose from these four cakes to make with this mix:

  • Traditional Carrot Cake
  • Pineapple Carrot Cake
  • Cinnamon Chip Carrot Cake
  • Candied Ginger Carrot Cake

Use this mix to make a great 9 x 13-inch carrot cake.  You just add cinnamon, nuts, and grated carrots.  It's easy and makes the same great cake we serve in our store in Rigby, Idaho.

This mix makes a cream cake, denser than store mixes but lighter than a pound cake.  It is the perfect density for a carrot cake. You can also make carrot cake cupcakes.  


Easy Carrot Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

1 Vanilla Bean Cake Mix
3/4 cup grated carrots
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup nuts

Frosting

1 four-ounce package of cream cheese (or 1/2 of an eight-ounce block), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar

pinch of salt 
1 tablespoon 
meringue powder
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  1. Mix cake batter in stand type mixer, per package instructions.
  2. Add the grated carrots, cinnamon, and nuts to the cake batter. Mix just until combined.  
  3. Spread batter in a greased or parchment lined 9X13 cake pan and bake for 23 minutes at 325 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack. If you are using parchment paper, grab the edges of the paper and lift to transfer it to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
  5. For the frosting, cream the granulated sugar with the cream cheese.  Add the other ingredients and beat until light and fluffy.

This is the mix we've use to make the fancy cupcakes and desserts.  It's made with real vanilla bean pieces.  

This is your basic white cake taken to a new level.  If you don't love this mix, we'll give you your money back.

  • Make 20 to 24 cupcakes.
  • Make a 9 x 13-inch sheet cake or a 9 x 9-inch extra deep cake. 
  • Make a standard-sized bundt cake.
  • Make an 8 or 9-inch layer cake.
     

Just add water, eggs, and oil.


The Carrot Cake Variations


  • Pineapple Carrot Cake:  Drain a can of crushed pineapple, reserving the juice.  Replace the water in the directions with the juice.  Fold in 3/4 cup of well-drained pineapple.
  • Cinnamon Chip Carrot Cake.  Make the cake exactly as above but add one cup cinnamon chips.  Reduce the cinnamon to one teaspoon.
  • Candied Ginger Carrot Cake.  Make the carrot cake exactly as above but add 3/4 cup small candied ginger pieces.

Of course you can make other variations.  Don’t overlook the ginger pieces; they are scrumptious in a carrot cake.  Try combining ginger pieces with the pineapple.  You can also add cinnamon chips to either of the other two variations.


  

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