I am finally finished with my quest. I have been looking for years, rather unsuccessfully I might add, for a store-bought carrot cake worth the eating. Any cake has serious calories and carrot cake is no exception with the customary cream-cheese frosting. So to find one that is worth the calories is amazing. This cake meets all my criteria: moist but not soggy, good texture and loaded with all the mixins' but not too heavy, real pieces of carrot; the frosting has to be smooth and creamy, but not too thick and not too sweet. The portion size is good. The presentation is nice enough. I tell you what... this cake is it. It's perfect. And with eight servings a box, it'll feed a group or one person for a very long time (it's in the freezer aisle). I especially like that the frosting is only on the top of the cake.
So take it from the carrot cake connoisseur... If you want a carrot cake with all the right stuff and you don't want to bake - this one's for you!!