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My boyfriend is a huge fan of carrot cake it's normally the only one he will eat and enjoy, So on his birthday's I make him Carrot cake.
One year I completely forgot how much time I had to make his cake and rushed out to the supermarket to find a quick solution and found Betty Crocker's Carrot cake mix sitting on the middle shelf! I'v used the other Betty Crocker mix's and have found them all wonderfully tasty so decided to use the Carrot cake mix.
On the packaging it says:
Simply add eggs, oil, water & 1 tub of Betty Crocker Vanilla Buttercream Style Icing (which you can find normally next to the cake mixes) so far so good!
I then came across the nutritional info, and for a lot of cake recipes they're normally not low calorie..
1/12th of cake (77g) without icing contains:
235 calories / 12% GDA
10g of fat / 14% GDA
2.5g of saturates / 13% GDA
19.3g sugars / 21% GDA
0.6g of salt / 10% GDA
GDA means Guideline Daily Amount
So for a little bit of this cake without the icing it isn't exactly healthy for you, if you include the buttercream icing which you need for this cake otherwise it would be dry, the calorie content would be higher but for birthdays or special occasions it isn't too bad.
Sugar,Wheat Flour ,Palm Fat ,Dried Carrot (5%) ,Dextrose ,Modified Corn Starch ,Raising Agents: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate ,Emulsifiers: Propane- 1, 2-Dial Esters of Fatty Acids, Mono-Diglycerides of Fatty Acids ,Salt ,Color: Sulphite Ammonia Caramel ,Spices ,Stabilizer: Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose ,Flavoring
~Method from the back of the box~
Making this cake is super easy with just 3 steps to do;
1. Mix all all the ingredients together (eggs,oil,water,cake mix) for a few minutes
2. Pour the mixture evenly into your two greased cake tins.
3. in the center of the oven for around 23-28 minutes or until a rounded knife, inserted fully into the center of the cake comes out clean, then cool on a wire rack. Sandwich your cakes together and cover with lashings of Betty's Vanilla Butter cream Style Icing or Cream Cheese Style Icing. Then help yourself to a delicious slice... cake heaven!
I normally make sure the two cake tin's are even too, otherwise it can look wonky if you want it to look nice
So as you can see it's easy to make.
When cooking the smell is so nice it's a nice sweet smell that takes over your house, When cooked it looked very tasty with the sweet icing in it..it looked much better than shop bought cakes!
I find this cake is so moist and melts in your mouth, my partner loved this cake for his birthday and tastes almost like the home made ones i normally make.
The price isn't too bad either for one 500g box costs £2.25 & the tub of icing 450g £2.25 = £4.50 and sometimes in Tesco or Asda they have special offers on like rollback prices.
Overall me and my boyfriend was very satisfied with this cake, the cake got finished in about 2 days by most of my close family members and they was all pleased with it
Sugar,Wheat Flour ,Vegetable Fat ,Dried Carrot (5%) ,Dextrose ,Modified Corn Starch ,Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate) ,Emulsifiers (E477, E471) ,Salt ,Colour (E150d) ,Spices ,Stabiliser (E466) ,Flavourings