Autumn Peanutty Carrot Cake


The addition of peanut butter chips puts a new twist on this carrot cake.

1 to 2 - layer inch cake


  • 3 eggs

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups grated carrot

  • 1 (10 ounce) package REESE'S® Peanut Butter Chips

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round baking pans.

  2. Beat eggs, oil and vanilla in large bowl. Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and cinnamon; add to egg mixture and blend well. Stir in carrot, peanut butter chips and walnuts; pour into prepared pans.

  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. 10 to 12 servings.

  4. Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 2 packages (3-oz. each) softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter until smooth. Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; beat until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

871 Calories
45g Fat
108g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 871
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 108g 39%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 87g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 357mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.