Carrot Cake – my favorite – love the cream cheese frosting!

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I found this recipe for Carrot Cake – and tried it . OMG it is divine. I could eat the frosting all on its own – huge temptation while making this. So use the recipe on a NON DIET day. It’s too delicious to miss!

Carrot Cake

Ingredients

box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix

1 1/2  cups milk 

box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix

cups grated carrots

teaspoons ground cinnamon

Pinch ground cloves

Pinch nutmeg

package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

teaspoon vanilla

cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans ( I left these out – am not crazy about nuts in/on cakes)

 

Directions

1.      Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.

2.      In large bowl, beat dry pudding mix and milk with whisk 2 minutes. Stir in cake mix, carrots, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Spread batter evenly in pan.

3.      Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely in pan, about 1 hour.

4.      In large bowl, beat cream cheese and softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar until combined.

5.      Spread frosting evenly over top of cooled cake. Sprinkle top with pecans.

Yes it packs the calories  – one slice is 320 – but its worth it! 

Save calories all week to indulge on this on the weekend. I forgot to take pictures – so I borrowed a photo from a website called Chefs Tips – which had a photo of a cake that looked similar to ours. ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

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I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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