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Carrot Cake Mix

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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 13×9-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 13×9 inch pan or into 2 8″ round pans.

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

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