The luscious cream cheese icing on this moist spice cake makes this a perfect dessert to serve at your next special occasion. And no one needs to know that it started with a simple boxed cake mix!
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 12 Servings
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1 pkg. (2-layer size) carrot cake mix
1 cup hot water
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup oil
1-1/2 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
2 cinnamon sticks
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Mix contents of carrot/raisin packet from cake mix package with hot water in large bowl; let stand 10 min. Add cake mix, pumpkin, oil and eggs; beat with mixer until blended. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch pans.
Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool cakes completely.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Whisk in Cool Whip. Stack cake layers on plate, filling and frosting layers with cream cheese icing. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Prepare using Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread and Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping.
If using a carrot cake mix that does not include a carrot/raisin packet, omit hot water. Beat cake mix, 1 cup cold water, pumpkin, oil and eggs in large bowl with mixer until blended. Pour into prepared pans; continue as directed.
For best results, cut thin slice off top of one cake to level cake; discard trimmed piece or reserve for snacking. Place trimmed cake layer, cut-side down, on serving plate. Spread with icing, then cover with remaining cake layer and continue as directed.
Dessert can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 22 g
Saturated fat 10 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 380 mg
Total carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary fibre 2 g
Sugars 32 g
Protein 6 g
12 servings, 1 piece (133 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.