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Easy Spice Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

by Permanent Posies on February 21, 2012

It is not that I am sitting around baking up a storm over here. We just had a few birthdays in January. No, really! And tomorrow is my granddaughter’s birthday…..1st. She already had the traditional first piece of cake but might she need another? I have never seen a baby love cake like she did at her party.

You might have seen the photo booth photos over at 52 Mantels, if you follow my daughter’s blog, but let me share it again.

Photo Shoot Fun

So, here is another birthday cake. I made it gluten free because it was for my Celiac girl. But, it would be easy to use any spice cake mix. You just mix it according to the package and add a few scrumptious things, in the style of the Puddin’ Hill Cookbook. Can’t even tell it is a mix!

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Easy Spice Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Author: Susan Merritt
  • 1 Spice Cake Mix (mixed with ingredients on back of package, using pineapple juice in place of water)
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 15 oz can of crushed pineapples (drain juice and save to use instead of water)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Mix cake mix with ingredients listed on the back. Add sour cream and blend. Add in pineapples and nuts. Cook in 2 round cake pans at 350 for about 25 minutes.
  2. Icing
  3. cups powdered sugar
  4. tbsp cream cheese
  5. stick butter
  6. /2 cup Crisco
  7. Let the cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature. Mix all ingredients and if needed, add a splash of milk. I didn’t need any. Ice bottom layer and hold second layer in place on top with toothpicks.
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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary February 21, 2012 at 2:41 PM

This looks so good. Yum! Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for hosting!

Helen February 22, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Susan, just know you had fun at the party. The photos are adorable of all of you. Hope you will follow me on Linky Followers, too. I just signed on to yours. Thanks, Helen

Tara February 22, 2012 at 9:55 AM

That cake looks so delicious. I love your daughter’s blog too! I’m going to be following her now as well. Any other bloggers in your family? Looks like you’ve got a very talented crew! :) Thanks for linking up at Whip It Up Wednesday!

Pat February 22, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Hi! love spice cake and this one is a carrot cake delicious. I’m going to follow you and on Linky follow back if you would like. Pat

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more February 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

what fun pics and this sounds great!

cassidy February 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Now this looks super delish!! Thanks for linking it up. I do love a good dessert!

Savannah Granny February 25, 2012 at 1:10 AM

My oh my! This looks so good. I am bookmarking this and baking it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.
I am visiting from Katherine’s blog hop party. I am following you now.
Have a blessed weekend, Ginger

Lolly Jane February 25, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Mmmm this looks divine and soooo moist! If we were neighbors I would invite myself over for a slice ;)
Thanks for sharing with us! xoxo

Jen February 25, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Never heard of carrot cakes.Looks divine! Should ask mom to bake this one for me!!

Katherines Corner February 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

um yummmmm. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

Designs by gollum February 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Your cake looks scrumptious! Thanks for adding your recipe to the linky party at Foodie Friday.

Janelle (Gluten Freely Frugal) February 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Thanks for sharing this recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays. Cream cheese icing is one of my favorites! Hope you’ll come back this coming Wednesday with another fabulous recipe!

Miz Helen February 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM

What a delicious and beautiful Birthday Cake. We have months like that in our family when it is just one birthday after another, fun!! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Winnie February 27, 2012 at 5:46 AM

Wonderful and delicious looking cake.

claire February 27, 2012 at 6:18 AM

wow this looks sooo yummy I could eat a big slice now ( and I’m trying to be good ) Thanks for joining us on Creative Mondays :)

Six Sisters February 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Yum! Carrot cake ranks in the top ten of all foods! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back! -The Sisters

Alea Milham February 28, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Carrot cake is my favorite! And sometimes when life is hectic, I will doctor a cake mix . Your cake looks delicious!

D @ The Shady Porch February 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Yum, yum, yum! We love spice cake and carrot cake at our house and I love the ease of doctoring mix cakes! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

Emily February 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I’ve pinned this to my recipe board!! Delish!

Trish - Mom On Timeout February 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I LOVE Carrot Cake and yours looks delish! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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Karen L Hilmoe November 27, 2017 at 7:26 PM

Maybe I;’m doing something wrong, but this how the reads for the icing on this page??????? May I please have the Quantities, Please?2 Icing
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tbsp cream cheese
5 stick butter
6 . /2 cup Crisco
7 Let the cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature. Mix all ingredients and if needed, add a splash of milk. I didn’t need any. Ice bottom layer and hold second layer in place on top with toothpicks.

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