Full Recipe: Christine Makes Instant Carrot Cake In The 'Cooking With Just Christine' [Watch]

Christine Makes Instant Carrot Cake In The ‘Cooking With Just Christine’ [Watch]

Get in the kitchen with Christine Brown from “Sister Wives” to make some of her favorite family food! Yes, TLC has dropped Christine’s instant cake cooking directions on Instagram Monday.

“We dare you not to crave something sweet after this! Christine is here with her first mouth-watering recipe, sure to be an instant classic: carrot cake,” TLC captioned the video.

Haven’t watched it yet? No worries, we got it covered for you! Here you go:


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Nonstick cooking spray
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup drained canned crushed pineapple (save juice for frosting)
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1 cup raisins

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
One 8-ounce block cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Reserved pineapple juice (from above), as needed.


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 8 x 8-inch baking pans with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, making sure that some of the parchment hangs over the side.

Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Combine the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Whisk well until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until just smooth.

Add carrots, pineapple, coconut, walnuts, and raisins to the batter and fold it in to distribute evenly.

Pour half of the batter into one of the prepared pans and half of the batter into the other prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

While the cake cools, make the frosting: Beat the butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl with a hand-held mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the vanilla. Add the confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, and ginger and start beating on low to incorporate. Once it’s smooth. add 2 tablespoons of the pineapple juice and beat on high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. (Add another 1 or 2 tablespoons of juice if the frosting is still too stiff.)

Remove one of the cooled cakes from the pan using the parchment overhang and remove the parchment paper. Place cake on a serving platter and spread half of the frosting on the cake. Remove the remaining cake from the pan and place it on top of the first cake. Spread the rest of the frosting on the top of the second cake.

Yield: 9 to 12 servings

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ease of preparation: Easy

Source: TLC

What do you think of Christine’s new show? and this recipe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. For more updates on “Cooking With Just Christine” and “Sister Wives,” keep watching this space.

3 thoughts on “Christine Makes Instant Carrot Cake In The ‘Cooking With Just Christine’ [Watch]”

  1. Margaret Podrasky

    Congratulations Christine.
    I am definitely going to try this. Love Margaret in Edmonton Alberta Canada

  2. Great idea about the parchment paper. But put the second layer on top side up to the bottom layer so the bottoms of both layers are lined up. It will look better, be easier to frost and will hold together when you cut it. Also, this cake cuts easier if its been sitting for a bit, even overnight in a plastic cake taker container. I always make layer cakes the day before I want to serve them.

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