Best Easy Carrot Cake Recipe

Here is our best easy carrot cake recipe for you, so moist & delicious – but beginning with a pre-measured cake mix so you know it will turn out perfectly.

Fast and easy carrot cake recipe using a cake mix base.

Using a cake mix to bake a cake isn’t cheating! Cake mixes are scientifically created to ensure that it will turn out perfect every time.

And when you add your own signature ingredients to make it better, the cake is all yours and you deserve the accolades.

Did you know?

Carrot cake mixes don’t contain carrots. (What?!) So adding your own ingredients like carrots and other things to make it moist and taste better makes a whole lot of sense.

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The Best Easy Carrot Cake

Fast & easy carrot cake recipe using cake mix base – because they are premeasured to always turn out.

  • 1 carrot cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 c applesauce (instead of oil)
  • 1 c grated carrot (about 4)
  • ½ c walnut pieces
  • 1 pkg cream cheese frosting
  1. Mix eggs, applesauce and carrots. Stir into cake mix until combined.

  2. Stir in walnut pieces.

  3. Bake in preheated oven as directed on cake mix box, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, usually 35 – 40 minutes. (15 – 20 minutes for cupcakes.)

  4. Allow cake to cool completely and ice with frosting. Garnish with walnut pieces on top.

We provide nutritional information but these figures should be considered estimates as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.


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