Pineapple-Carrot Cake

Pineapple-Carrot Cake

Fresh orange peel, carrots and pineapple stirred into a convenient cake mix make this cake a delicious winner.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

3:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

15

servings

Cake
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow cake mix
1
box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/3
cup water
1/3
cup butter, softened
1
to 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
eggs
1
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 1/2
cups finely shredded carrots (2 to 3 large)
Frosting
3
cups powdered sugar
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
12
chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed, if desired
15
sugared carrot decorations, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients except carrots with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in carrots. Pour into pan.
  2. Bake 44 to 50 minutes (46 to 54 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter and the vanilla on low speed until blended. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread frosting over cake. With knife tip, score cake into 5 rows by 3 rows (15 squares).
  4. Diagonally on each marked cake piece, sprinkle a small amount of crushed cookies for "dirt." Insert carrot decoration into each piece. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If desired, use a container of Betty Crocker® Whipped cream cheese frosting in place of the homemade frosting.
Look for the sugared carrot decorations in specialty cake-supply stores or websites.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 410mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 44g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 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 Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.