Easter is almost here, and Carrot Cake is a “Go to” dessert for this holiday! However, this year is a little different…we can’t celebrate with extended family and friends, because of the Coronovirus that’s got us on lock down, but we can still eat!!
We aren’t making a huge Easter dinner this year, but one thing is for sure, we definitely still need dessert! Not to mention, this dessert has veggies in it! How bad can it be?!
Carrot cake is usually a lot of work, and let’s be honest, you only make this once a year. I like to make things easy, so I came up with this recipe! This recipe uses boxed cake mix! It doesn’t get much easier than that! With a few added ingredients you will have carrot cake in no time at all!
This carrot cake is very moist, fluffy and delicious of course! Topped with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sugar, it’s a winner. Typically carrot cake has nuts incorporated in the recipe. I am allergic so this recipe does not call for any, but it would be a very easy add!
Cream Cheese Frosting
What is carrot cake without cream cheese frosting? It isn’t…You can opt to make homemade cream cheese frosting or you can use store bought. Either way it will be delicious. I have provided my cream cheese frosting recipe below, in case you want to make it! (You will only need to make half of the recipe) Let me tell you it is delicious, and actually simple to make.
- 1 Box yellow cake mix
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of Milk
- 1/4 cup of canola oil (or vegetable)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 – 1 cup of shredded carrots (about 2 large carrots)
- Cinnamon sugar (to sprinkle on the top)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Grease an 9×11 baking dish / 11×7 if you want the cake thicker
- Mix together the yellow cake mix, egg, milk and oil
- Add in the vanilla and cinnamon until well incorporated
- Mix in the carrots
- Evenly spread into baking dish
- Bake for 22 minutes
- Let cool before frosting
- Top the frosting with Cinnamon sugar
I hope you enjoy this recipe!!! Follow me for more ideas on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/FunandFrosted/