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    Shortcut Carrot Cake

    Source of Recipe

    Budget 101

    List of Ingredients

    Prep Time:30 min
    Total Time:1 hr
    Makes:18 servings

    1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix
    2 cups shredded carrots (about 1/2 lb.)
    1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
    1 cup Chopped Pecans, divided
    2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
    2 cups powdered sugar 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed


    PREHEAT oven to 350F. Prepare cake mix batter as directed on
    package, stirring in carrots, pineapple and 3/4 cup of the pecans
    until well blended. Pour into 2 (9-inch) square baking pans. Bake 25
    to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.

    MEANWHILE, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer or wire
    whisk until well blended. Stir in whipped topping until well blended.

    PLACE 1 cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1-1/2 cups of the
    cream cheese mixture. Carefully place second cake layer on top of
    first cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining cream
    cheese mixture. Garnish with remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Refrigerate
    until ready to serve.




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