I was a bit short for time, so I decided on a cake that was (ahem) partially from scratch.
I found a cake recipe on allrecipes.com that incorporated a carrot cake mix with added ingredients.
1 (18.5 ounce) package carrot cake mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 finely grated carrot (optional.... I added it in)
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round pans.
2.In large bowl, blend cake mix, oil, water, undrain pineapple, eggs, and nuts. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer at medium speed. Spread batter into prepared pans.
* I used 3 boxes and baked three 10" pans.
You can view my cream cheese frosting recipe here.
And then it was time for assembly...
One layer with come frosting on top
Lets add on the other layers
Cream cheese frosting is on
I decorated with orange coloured butter cream icing
This cake was a hit, and it was nice and moist.