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This Easy Carrot Cake starts with a doctored up cake mix and is topped with light and fluffy carrot cake Oreo whipped cream icing. It’s a little step away from the traditional cake with cream cheese icing, but is pure delight on a plate. I promise you are going to love this version!

A side view of this easy carrot cake with whipped cream icing with two slices removed revealing the moist bundt cake center

Traditional Carrot Cake is always a favorite amongst my family, however this year I was taking along a few desserts to our Easter family gathering and I wanted to switch it up a bit. My family requests my Chocolate Cake with Oreo Whipped Icing often, so that got me to thinking on this recipe and how I could adapt it. 

Not to mention those carrot cake Oreos that kept calling my name when I passed them on the cookie aisle at the store. I have to admit they were in my pantry just waiting on this recipe. 

This cake takes a box cake mix adds in a few decadent ingredients and you are left with something moist, light, and all around awesome. 

And you have to remember carrot cake is NOT just for Easter. It’s perfect for nearly any occasion .

a slice of easy carrot cake with whipped cream icing on a green plate

What Ingredients Make this Easy Doctored up Carrot Cake From a Box so Amazing

  • Carrot Cake 
  • Cheesecake Instant Pudding Mix
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • Sour Cream
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Carrot Cake Oreos
  • Heavy Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla
A side view of this easy carrot cake with whipped cream icing with two slices removed revealing the moist bundt cake center

How to make Carrot Cake with Carrot Cake Oreo Whipped Cream Icing

Step 1.   Blend together 1 carrot cake mix, 1 small box of instant cheesecake pudding, 1 cup of vegetable oil, 1 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of milk, 4 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Step 2.  Pour evenly into 2 – 9 inch round greased cake pans or a bundt cake pan.

Step 3.   Bake at at 350 degrees for glass or metal pans and 325 degrees for dark or coated pans – in 9 inch pans for 24 to 34 minutes or 39 to 50 minutes in bundt pan. Please check as ovens vary and I have found this to change each time I cook!  Let cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes and then turn over onto baking rack to finish cooling completely. 

Step 4. For the icing pulse 1 sleeve of Oreo (12) cookies until they are pretty fine.  If you do not have a food processor or blender put in a ziplock bag and beat with a can or rolling pin! Then beat heavy whipping cream with powdered sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla with a mixer. Whip until medium to stiff peaks form. Then fold in crushed cookies.

Step 5.   Ice cooled cake and serve!

This cake must be stored in the refrigerator because of the whipped cream icing! It stores well for 3 to 4 days.

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Easy Carrot Cake with Carrot Cake Oreo Whipped Cream Icing

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Easy Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream Icing

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16
Author: Nikki Lee
This Easy Carrot Cake starts with a doctored up cake mix and is topped with light and fluffy carrot cake Oreo whipped cream icing. It’s a little step away from the traditional cake with cream cheese icing, but is pure delight on a plate.
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Ingredients 

Easy Carrot Cake

  • 1 box carrot cake
  • 1 small box of instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Carrot Cake Oreo Whipped Cream Icing

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 12 Carrot Cake Oreos, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, (you may add more if you want sweeter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Easy Carrot Cake

  • Blend together 1 carrot cake mix, 1 small box of instant cheesecake pudding, 1 cup of vegetable oil, 1 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of milk, 4 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  • Pour evenly in 2 – 9 inch round greased cake pans or bundt pan.
  • Bake at at 350 degrees for glass or metal pans and 325 degrees for dark or coated pans – in 9 inch pans for 24 to 34 minutes or 39 to 50 minutes in bundt pan. Please check as ovens vary and I have found this to change each time I cook! Let cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes and then turn over onto baking rack to finish cooling completely. 
  • While cake is cooling. Pulse 1 sleeve of carrot cake oreo cookies until they are pretty fine. If you do not have a food processor put in a ziplock bag and beat with a can or rolling pin!

Carrot Cake Oreo Whipped Cream Icing

  • Beat heavy whipping cream with powdered sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla with a mixer. Whip until medium to firm peaks form. Fold in crushed cookies.
  • Once completely cooled, ice cake and serve. For bundt cake you can serve on the side or fill middle and top with additional Oreos for presentation.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.

Notes

If I ice the entire cake I use an extra cup of whipping cream and 1/4 cup more powdered sugar.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 11 serving Calories: 783kcal (39%) Carbohydrates: 70g (23%) Protein: 8g (16%) Fat: 53g (82%) Saturated Fat: 18g (113%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 31g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 160mg (53%) Sodium: 469mg (20%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 51g (57%)

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ohhhh and now I really want a slice or two of this cake! I need to make this asap, sounds perfect! Love the switch up using a whipped cream topping instead. Definitely a lighter choice.

  2. 5 stars
    Wow, I didn’t even know they made Carrot Cake Oreos! I guess there’s an Oreo flavor for everything. But this cake looks amazing. That whipped cream topping sends it to the moon delicious!

    1. Debi, I think they do! Love the flavor and crunch they add to this easy cake. I agree about the whipped cream, I could eat it all by itself!