FMITK x Cheat Day: 24 Carrot Magic
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Serves: 8 servings
A dazzling carrot cake!
  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cans cream cheese frosting
  • 2 cups candied pecans, crushed
  • 0.1g 24 karat gold leaf flakes
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease two 9" cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, water, vegetable oil, pineapple, vanilla extract and eggs. Beat with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly between pans and bake for 30-35mins, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool COMPLETELY.
  3. Level off the top of one layer; this will be the bottom layer. Top with ~1/2 can of cream cheese frosting and add the second layer. Frost top and sides. Gently press the crushed candied pecans on the sides of the cake. Top with gold leaf flakes.
Recipe by FMITK: From My Impossibly Tiny Kitchen at