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Cheater's Carrot Cake

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“A friend made this and I had to have the recipe. She didn't put the nuts in the cake but instead used them to sprinkle on top of the icing -- I prefer that because, if you don't like nuts, it's easier to pick them out.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 2-layer yellow cake mix
  • 1 14 cups Miracle Whip
  • 4 eggs
  • 14 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 12 cup chopped walnuts, , toasted
  • cream cheese frosting, either your favourite or from a can


  1. Preheat oven to 350F; spray a 13x9 cake pan with Pam (non-stick cooking spray) and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, Miracle Whip salad dressing, eggs, water and cinnamon at medium speed until well blended.
  3. With a wooden spoon, stir in carrots and walnuts.
  4. Note that putting the nuts in the cake is optional; you also use them as a garnish after the cake is iced.
  5. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely and then frost.

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