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Carrot Cake Dump Cake

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 18

This delicious twist on carrot cake is as easy as they come, and it all starts with a genius cake mix hack. The quick cream cheese icing gives it serious homemade cred. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 1/2
cups milk
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
2
cups grated carrots
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch nutmeg
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup toasted chopped pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-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.

Expert Tips

  • Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.
  • Swap homemade cream cheese frosting for Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy™ cream cheese frosting, if desired.
  • To toast pecans, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until pecans begin to brown, then stirring constantly until light brown.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
36g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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