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    Ultimate Carrot Cake Ultimate Carrot Cake

    Heres home-baked carrot cake without the hassle of shredding carrots. Yum!

    Prep: 20 min - Bake: 45 min - Cool: 1 hr 10 min

    1 package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® carrot cake mix
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    4 eggs
    1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
    1/2 cup chopped nuts
    1/2 cup shredded coconut
    1/2 cup raisins
    1 tub Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese ready-to-spread frosting


    1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour bottoms only of 2 round pans, 8x1 1/2 or 9x1 1/2 inches.

    2. Beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and pineapple in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in nuts, coconut and raisins. Pour into pans.

    3. Bake 8-inch rounds 40 to 45 minutes, 9-inch rounds 28 to 32 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

    4. Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Place other layer, rounded side up, on top. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.

    Makes 16 servings

    Nutritional Info Per 1 Serving:
    Calories 340 (Calories from Fat 145); Fat 16g (Saturated 7g); Cholesterol 40mg; Sodium 270mg; Potassium 80mg; Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 3g

    Diet Exchanges: Not Recommended

    High Altitude (3500-6500 ft)
    For main recipe or variation, do not use 8-inch pans. Heat oven to 375F and decrease oil to 1/3 cup. For main recipe, stir 1/3 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour into dry cake mix. For variation, stir 1/4 cup flour into dry cake mix.

    This recipe displayed with permission from General Mills, Inc.

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