Carrot Cake Tastes Like A Scratch Cake

Here is an Oldie but extremely good! This semi-homemade Carrot cake is a recipe everyone is fooled by.

It tastes 100% homemade and baked to perfection starting with a mix.

The ingredients keep it moist and rich and taste so fresh!

Shredded carrots, pineapple, and everything in this cake mix it tastes so authentic it’s just over the top delicious.

Of course, it’s my go-to recipe at Easter time being a carrot cake, but I do make this year-round, it’s so good!

Moist, tender and the additions make it addicting. You will serve this cake over and over again and fool the best of bakers!

Don’t miss trying this doctored cake mix it’s such a delicious cake and time saver.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card and enjoy the compliments!

You’re Going To Fool Everyone!

I was never a huge fan of carrot cake, but this amazing doctored cake mix recipe is moist, flavorful, and actually fun to make!

Don’t let this carrot cake recipe pass you by why make it from scratch when this carrot cake is super easy and tastes fantastic?

Even though we will start out with a cake mix, these additions will taste like you slaved in the kitchen for hours and with a few fresh ingredients, you will see just how easy and delicious it is!

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The texture and flavors are exact full proof and everyone who has tried this cake said it’s the best carrot cake they ever had.

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If you love working with doctored cake mixes, don’t let this carrot cake recipe pass you by!

Sit back and enjoy the compliments and if you’re taking this to a family gathering for friend, be prepared to be asked for the recipe and not believe you it’s made with a mix.


  • put raisins, coconut, and nuts in the food processor to garnish the frosting
  • make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature for the frosting
  • always refrigerate leftovers
  • the cake will stay fresh covered for up to 1 week in the refrigerator (you can freeze it up to 6 months)
  • use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds for nut allergies
  • if you’re in a hurry use a bundt pan see photo below, cool, and frost

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • spice cake mix or use carrot cake mix
  • shredded carrots
  • crushed pineapple
  • pecans
  • whipped cream
  • cream cheese
  • raisins
  • coconut
  • powdered sugar

Tool You May Need

  1. grater
  2. measuring cups 
  3. measuring spoons
  4. mixing bowl
  5. spatula
  6. baking pans(13 x 9 sheet pan)bundt pan or 2 9 x 9 cake pans)
  7. optional: parchment paper to line pans

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Not Convinced Yet?

You don’t have to make this in two layers, bundt pans, 13×9 sheet pan, and any other fancy pans are welcome!

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What more can I say on this easy cake mix made over? Nothing.

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A time saver indeed along with a decadent foolproof cake that will astound all your friends and family.

Enjoy and let’s get baking!!

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