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White Chocolate Carrot Cake Tart

White Chocolate Carrot Cake Tart

Recipe shared by:Duncan Hines

Try this great twist on a traditional carrot cake!

  • Hands-on Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes
  • Servings: 16 Slices
  • Difficulty: EASY


  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Signature Carrot Cake Mix
  • 1¼ cups hot water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, divided
  • ½ cup toasted chopped pecans

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 11 or 12-inch nonstick tart pan.
  • Empty carrot and raisin pouch into small bowl and add hot water; let stand 5 minutes.
  • Combine cake mix, carrot and raisin mixture (and any unabsorbed water), oil, eggs, maple syrup, ½ cup white chocolate chips and pecans in large bowl with a wooden spoon. Stir until blended. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan. Place pan on baking sheet.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Melt remaining ½ cup white chocolate and drizzle on top.

Tips & Inspirations

Pour 2-3 cups of sugar into a sealable container. Combine with the zest of one lemon, shake well and store. Lemon infused sugar can be used immediately or kept for months, just like regular sugar.

To make the shape of bunny ears, press a glass into the rolled out cookie dough and make intersecting circles.

Keep brown sugar soft by adding a couple of marshmallows to the bag.

To make crystallized honey liquid again make it liquid again, place the honey jar in a container that allows water to move around it freely. Run under a hot water tap (shaking occasionally) until the crystals have melted.

Reuse jelly, pickle or mason jars to keep your cupcake liners and icing tips clean and collected.

Whenever grating chocolate on a cheese grater always hold the chocolate cube with the palm of your hand not your fingertips. This method will protect your finger tips from getting nicked.

If there are nuts in your dessert, always try to garnish with the nut that is in the mixture. This is a way to inform your guests that are sensitive to certain foods.

When dusting items with powdered sugar always dust them on a piece of wax paper away from the final display to prevent dusting outside the intended area. The excess powdered sugar is collected by the paper and easily transferred to a storage container.

You may use fresh or bottled lime juice when a recipe calls for key lime juice.

You may substitute these fats instead of oil, but you’ll have to melt it and then measure in its liquid form. Use the exact amount specified in the recipe. Also, remember to cool it down before adding it to your favorite mix.

Butter is the best fat for flavor and appearance. Soften at room temperature before you need to use it.

Check oven temperature with a reliable oven thermometer to be sure it is accurate. Adjust temperature if necessary.

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