Easy Cake Mix Carrot-Pineapple Cake

"So easy, don't drain the pineapple juice from the crushed pineapple! Serving are only estimated depending on the size you cut the pieces. My recipe#90142 works great with this cake ;-)"
photo by Lorrie in Montreal photo by Lorrie in Montreal
photo by Lorrie in Montreal
Ready In:


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple (undrained)
  • 1 (8 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix (do not use the "pudding added" cake mix for this)
  • 13 cup mayonnaise or 1/3 cup salad dressing
  • 1 12 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 cup shedded carrot
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or 1 cup pecans
  • cream cheese frosting


  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl whisk eggs, then add in all remaining ingredients except the cream cheese frosting; mix to combine well.
  • Transfer to prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Cool completely then frost with cream cheese frosting.

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  1. Momma of 24
    I used a carrot cake mix (which saved my knuckles on the shreader ha ha ha), increased the pineapple to 1 1/4 cup, decreased the cinnamon to 3/4 tsp and omitted the nutmeg (the carrot cake mix has spices in it already) and added 1 cup of dark raisins. My family went nuts. The pineapple, mayonnaise and raisins made this the easiest moist cake I have ever made. Only bummer is I could not add the nuts since I am allergic. But other than that my family had only one other complaint. I did not make a back up! They ate the first one so fast.
  2. EastCoastKate
    Great carrot cake! I took the advice of another reviewer and used a carrot cake mix as I couldn't find cinnamon or nutmeg in my cupboard. Also added coconut and raisins. I used a big can of pineapple, might have been bigger than what the recipe calls for, but still turned out great! I needed to cook it longer because of that. It made two 9" cakes. My company really enjoyed it but I didn't tell them how easy it was!
  3. cewrdh
    This was so easy and delicious. The recipe calls for 8 1/4 ounce cake mix. I assumed that it was 18 1/4 mix and it turned out fine.
  4. Callu
    This is so much better than nasty carrot cake mix, but is still easy because you still use a good cake mix as the base. I made them as cupcakes for my daughter's preschool class so I could claim at least a little nutritional value. I made a double batch and used a whole 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple (in the double batch). I also threw in about 1/4 cup of ground flax to sneak in a little extra nutrition. I will probably use more carrot and a little more cinnamon & nutmeg next time. I will use this recipe again. Thanks!
  5. Lorrie in Montreal
    Made for *Easy Does It* event in the Photo Forum. This truly is THAT easy! I was craving something sweet but don't have the energy to go crazy baking and this fit the bill perfectly! Its moist and delicious.



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