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Carrot Cake

Details

Time
4 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

Looking for an elegant but easy dessert everyone will love? Try this simple carrot cake, filled with HERSHEY'S Chocolate Chips and topped with a cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle with crushed walnuts, or substitute a different HERSHEY'S Baking Chip.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
14 minutes
Bake Time
37 minutes
Cool Time
3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup

    walnuts chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup

    vegetable oil

  • 3/4 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup

    packed light brown sugar

  • 1 1/4 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups

    shredded carrot

  • 1 2/3 cups

    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips or 2 cups (12 oz pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate (10 oz pkg.)

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • Additional

    walnuts chopped (optional)

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Baking Pan
13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper
Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
Bowl
Bowl
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Stir together eggs, oil and vanilla in small bowl; stir into dry ingredients, blending well. Stir in carrot, peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Garnish with walnuts, if desired.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 1 package (3 oz) softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter or margarine in small bowl until well blended. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, beating to spreading consistency.

Variation: Substitute 1 cup raisins for the chopped walnuts.

Additional questions?