Apple Carrot Cake
Adding fresh apple makes this family favorite carrot cake recipe reach next level deliciousness.
Ready In: 65 Minutes
Prep Time: 35 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly mist two 9-inch round pans with vegetable spray.
Line pans with circles of parchment paper and butter parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine Marzetti® Apple Crisp Dessert Mix, flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed,mixing until eggs are light yellow.
Add oil and continue to mix until well incorporated.
Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture; add vanilla and orange juice and mix to incorporate.
Fold in carrots, apples and walnuts. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cakes comes out clean.
Cool cakes for 5 minutes; invert pans and remove paper from cake. Cool completely.
Frost cakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting.
For the frosting, beat cream cheese in a small bowl with an electric mixer, on medium speed until smooth; add butter and continue to mix until smooth. Add Marzetti® Classic Caramel Dip and vanilla and mix for 1 minute or until mixture is smooth.