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Carrot Nut Cake Recipe

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Mark and I planned to be wed on a mountain on a friend's ranch, but a snowstorm sent us to our alternate plan— a local country museum. Our friend Sandy Howe made a sheet cake using this recipe. Chock-full of nuts, pineapple and coconut, it's our favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • Cream Cheese Frosting

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat sugar, oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; add to the sugar mixture alternately with eggs. Mix well. Stir in carrots, coconut, pineapple and 1/2 cup pecans. Pour into a greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Garnish with remaining nuts. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Carrot Cake in Down the Aisle Country-Style 2000, p52

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"Everyone loved this cake at work."

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"I took this to work for a treat and it received a 5 star rating from everyone. Super moist"

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"this is an awesome carrot cake, I get great reviews and many request for every holiday. We used this as a grooms cake at our wedding was awesome Beth"

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"the amount of oil and sugar were too much... next time i do it i will reduce these... otherwise cake was very good."

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"I forgot to rate this. It is deserving of five stars."

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