Hallmark’s Alison Sweeney Shares Carrot Cake Recipe for Movie

A Cookie Jar favourite! Alison Sweeney just isn’t solely an excellent baker onscreen — however the Hallmark actress has created a tasty carrot cake recipe only for Us!

The Carrot Cake Homicide: A Hannah Swensen Thriller star, 46, shared her particular recipe completely with Us Weekly forward of the premiere of her all-new Hallmark Motion pictures & Mysteries movie on Friday, Could 19.

“My favourite recipe for a carrot cake comes from Jocelyn Adams aka “Grand Child Desserts,” she advised Us. “The pineapple makes all of the distinction!”

Sweeney, who first performed baker and novice sleuth Hannah Swensen within the Homicide, She Baked films from 2015 to 2017, reprised the position in August 2021.

On the time, she slipped again into character for the primary installment of the revived Hannah Swensen Thriller franchise alongside Cameron Mathison, who portrays her now-fiancé Detective Mike Kingston.

“I really like making these films,” the A Magical Christmas Village actress completely advised Us in October 2022, teasing the potential of extra crime-solving movies. “I want I might give you some trace in that path proper now. I can’t, however consider me, I’m a giant fan of Hannah Swensen and if I could make that occur, I’ll.”

The Days of Our Lives alum known as the baking-filled journey films her “favorites” to movie.

In February, Hallmark Media gave followers — and Sweeney — what they wished by saying a second movie within the Hannah Swensen Thriller catalog. A Carrot Cake Homicide will as soon as once more comply with a narrative from Joanne Fluke’s novels. (The Marriage ceremony Veil Journey star acquired the TV rights for the books forward of the 2021 relaunch.)

Cameron Mathison, Alison Sweeney
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“On this film, the invention of a skeleton amid the rubble of a constructing present process renovation reveals that one among Lake Eden’s beloved residents just isn’t who he claimed to be,” the synopsis reads, including that Hannah will examine the crime on her personal so as to assist “study the sufferer’s true identification.”

Two days earlier than the Carrot Cake Homicide premiere, Sweeney confirmed {that a} third Hannah Swensen Thriller film was greenlit by Hallmark Media.

The Open by Christmas actress — who can also be an govt producer for the thriller franchise — will likely be again for A Zest for Loss of life: A Hannah Swensen Thriller.

“I really like this guide from Joanne Fluke and its adaptation for TV as a result of the thriller actually leans into Hannah’s household dynamics, her sleuthing abilities and her romantic relationships,” Sweeney mentioned of the third installment in a Wednesday, Could 17, press launch.

Maintain scrolling to discover ways to whip up Sweeney’s scrumptious carrot cake — and watch A Carrot Cake Homicide: A Hannah Swensen Thriller on Hallmark Motion pictures & Mysteries on Friday, Could 19, at 9 p.m. ET.


For the Cake
2 1/2 cups self-rising flour, often has salt in it which is why it was omitted right here however if you need a bit extra you’ll be able to add 1/4 tsp of salt as effectively
1 1/2 tsp floor cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp floor cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla paste
4 giant eggs
3 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup chopped roasted walnuts non-compulsory

For the Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter
16 oz cream cheese considerably softened however nonetheless somewhat stiff/ 16 oz is 2 (8 oz) packages
3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar if you need the frosting extra stiff, add one other 1/2 cup going as much as 4 cups complete
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

Carrot Cake Murder A Hannah Swensen Mystery

Alison Sweeney.
Courtesy of Alison Sweeney


For the Cake
Preheat oven to 350 levels.
Sift collectively flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and baking soda and put aside.
Subsequent line the bottoms of three 9” inch spherical cake pans with parchment paper and calmly grease.
Within the bowl of your stand mixer, beat sugar, oil and vanilla collectively at medium velocity. Subsequent add eggs, one by one, mixing after every incorporation.
Subsequent decelerate the mixer to the bottom velocity and add the flour combination in increments.
Fold in carrots, crushed pineapple if desired and walnuts if desired.
Evenly pour batter into cake pans.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted within the heart comes out clear.
Cool cake layers in pans for 10 minutes then flip muffins onto cooling racks to chill utterly.

For the Frosting
In a small saucepan, add butter and soften over medium warmth. As soon as the butter has totally melted, a white foam will start to seem excessive of the butter.
Watch rigorously because the butter’s colour adjustments to brown and the scent of the butter turns into considerably nutty.
As quickly because the butter is an amber-brown colour, take away from warmth and funky within the fridge till it the butter has change into strong once more (can take about an hour or so).
Add cooled brown butter and cream cheese to the bowl of your mixer and beat on excessive velocity till it begins to thicken and fluff.
Subsequent decelerate mixer and thoroughly add in confectioner’s sugar. As soon as all sugar has included, flip mixer again to excessive to proceed whipping.
Add salt and vanilla extract and proceed whipping till it’s easy.
Unfold frosting between layers and round cake and serve.