Cheater's Carrot Cake

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 45mins


  • 1
    2-layer yellow cake mix
  • 1 14
  • 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


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