Scrumptious Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Every great carrot cake has a delicious creamy frosting that you can’t get enough of. This frosting is creamy,...

Every great carrot cake has a delicious creamy frosting that you can’t get enough of. This frosting is creamy, flavorful and simple to make with Country Crock® buttery spread.

12
Servings
339
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • box (18.25 ounce) yellow pudding in the mix cake mix
  • 2  Teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground ginger (optional)
  • 3/4  Cups  Hellmann's or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
  • eggs
  • 2  Cups  grated carrot
  • (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in natural juice, drained
  • 1  Cup  chopped walnuts [or pecans] (optional)

For the Frosting

  • package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2  Cups  confectioners sugar
  • 1  Tablespoon  Country Crock Spread
  • 2  Teaspoons  lemon juice
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract

Directions

For the Cake

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan*; set aside.

Combine cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in large bowl. Beat in Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, eggs, carrots and pineapple with electric mixer at low speed 30 seconds or until moistened. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes. Stir in walnuts. Evenly spread into prepared pan.

Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. On wire rack, cool 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

For the Frosting

For Frosting, beat cream cheese, confectioners sugar, Country Crock® Spread, lemon juice and vanilla in medium bowl, with electric mixer until light and creamy, about 5 minutes. Evenly spread frosting over cooled cake. Garnish, if desired, with additional chopped walnuts.

*Or, prepare cake mix as above in two 9-inch round cake pans and bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
131µg
19%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
64µg
71%
Calcium, Ca
83mg
8%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
68µg
17%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
120mg
17%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
275mg
18%
Water
25g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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