• Carrot Cake Mix

    Dinner in a Bag-carrotcake1.jpg Carrot cake is one of our family's favorites and with this easy make ahead mix recipe, even my kids don't mind making dessert! This simple make ahead carrot cake mix in a jar makes a lovely (inexpensive) homemade gift or an easy do it yourself convenience mix to keep on hand when you don't feel like spending time in the kitchen.

    2 cups sugar
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp salt
    1 Tbsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg
    2 tsp. powdered vanilla
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)

    Measure all ingredients into a large ziploc bag or qt size jar (this makes 1 Mix)


    Attach label: Carrot Cake

    Makes 1 13x9-inch cake (or 2- 8" rounds)
    1 package Carrot Cake Mix (see above!)
    1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
    3 large eggs
    3 cups grated carrots

    Preheat oven to 350 F . Combine the entire jar of mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and grated carrots. Mix will until the ingredients are incorporated, then Pour into greased 13x9 inch pan or into 2 8" round pans.

    Bake 40 -50 minutes Cool & Frost with cream cheese frosting

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    Comments 14 Comments
    1. kwood2's Avatar
      kwood2 -
      We have nut allergies here, but cake is good without them! Wish I could think of something crunchy to take the place of nuts.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwood2 View Post
      We have nut allergies here, but cake is good without them! Wish I could think of something crunchy to take the place of nuts.

      What about unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds? Or pumpkin seeds? I'm not very familiar with nut allergies, so please forgive my ignorance.
    1. HomeGoodness's Avatar
      HomeGoodness -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwood2 View Post
      We have nut allergies here, but cake is good without them! Wish I could think of something crunchy to take the place of nuts.
      I find raw unsalted sunflower kerrnals (hulled sunflower seeds) are a great substitute in many recipes calling for nuts! You get the crunch and nutty kind of flavor, without the nut!
    1. Escapemom's Avatar
      Escapemom -
      This cake looks so good ! Can't wait to try it!!!
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Grapenuts cereal might work in place of the nuts!
    1. Simmmy's Avatar
      Simmmy -
      Carrot Cake Heaven..... Great Recipe!!
    1. Da1031ELF's Avatar
      Da1031ELF -
      Quote Originally Posted by Escapemom View Post
      This cake looks so good ! Can't wait to try it!!!
      I just made this recipe. 1 1/2 Cups of vegetable oil is WAY too much. I've been trying to get a response form this site, but so far......... Good LUCK.
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Da1031ELF View Post
      I just made this recipe. 1 1/2 Cups of vegetable oil is WAY too much. I've been trying to get a response form this site, but so far......... Good LUCK.

      No, it's really not, I make this all the time and this is based off the King Arthur Carrot Cake recipe which also uses 1 1/2 cups oil. Do you measure your flour by weight?
    1. MaryLW's Avatar
      MaryLW -
      Betty Cracker has 1 cup oil in there mix. Goggled this
    1. maddelena's Avatar
      maddelena -
      I have substituted applesauce in the past for some or all of the oil in a cake mix. I had made a pumpkin cake.
    1. ruthieg52's Avatar
      ruthieg52 -
      What is powdered vanilla and where is it found?
    1. elladenise's Avatar
      elladenise -
      Quote Originally Posted by ruthieg52 View Post
      What is powdered vanilla and where is it found?
      Powdered vanilla beans; no alcohol. Check online. There are lots of sellers. It's about $9 for a 3 ounce jar.
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by ruthieg52 View Post
      What is powdered vanilla and where is it found?
      Or you can simply make your own, it's simple to make: http://www.budget101.com/seasoning-m...wder-1268.html
    1. jencarls's Avatar
      jencarls -
      Will make this in morning. Have been looking for homade carrot cake recipe. This is going to go to church luncheon this Sunday.


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