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Easy Mouthwatering Carrot Cake with REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips


30 Min.
15 Min.
Skill Level:
1 cake

Why bake a carrot cake when you can bake a carrot cake with REESE'S peanut butter chips? When you enhance your carrot cake recipe with these delectable peanut butter morsels, the result is moist, flavorful and incredibly delicious. Easter never tasted so good, and neither did family dessert or summertime picnics. Just add pineapple, walnuts and a few other easy ingredients to a boxed yellow cake mix and watch a would-be ordinary carrot cake recipe become so much more. Top your ultimate peanut butter infused carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and enjoy a slice of pure decadence.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 1 2/3 cups
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (10 oz pkg.), divided
  • 1 package
    yellow cake mix (2 layer size)
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 4
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple packed in juice (8 oz), undrained
  • 2 cups
    shredded carrot finely, (about 3 large carrots)
  • 3/4 cup
    coarsely chopped walnuts
  • cream cheese frosting (homemade or ready-to-spread)


Equipment Needed 
Baking Pan Baking Pan
Oven Oven
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Refrigerator Refrigerator

Heat oven to baking temperature given on cake package. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.


Stir together dry cake mix and cinnamon in large bowl. Add oil, eggs and undrained pineapple, stirring until well blended. Stir in carrot, 1 cup peanut butter chips and walnuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.


Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Just before serving, garnish cake pieces with remaining peanut butter chips. Cover; refrigerate leftover cake.


If using bagged shredded carrots, chop into finer pieces before adding to cake batter.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 1 package (3 oz) softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until smooth. About 1-1/2 cups frosting.

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