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Tropical Carrot Cake Recipe
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Tropical Carrot Cake Recipe

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I look forward to August because our family reunion means fun and great food, like this moist classic cake with the special flair it gets from pineapple. My great-aunt gave me this recipe, and I always make it for the reunion. -Victoria Teeter-Casey, Enterprise, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 552 calories, 23 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs,oil and buttermilk. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in vanilla, carrots, raisins, pineapple, walnuts and coconut; mix well. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool.
  2. For frosting, beat all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Frost cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Carrot Cake in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 552 calories, 23 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"Great for an easy carrot cake. I did substitute applesauce for the oil and it worked fine. I'll make this one again."

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015

"I've been searching for a good (scratch) Carrot Cake recipe, and this one looks as though I've finally found it! I have most of the ingredients on hand, so I'll give it a 'dry run' this weekend for my family. I was asked to bring a dessert to our friend's Labor Day cookout, so I'll most likely bring this delicious sounding cake. It sounds SOOO yummy!!"

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"Made for a church gathering & it was a big hit. Didn't change a thing."

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"Love this recipe. I make this ever Christmas, gotten so many compliments on it. enjoy baking and cooking, enjoy looking at all the recipes."

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"This is exactly like the recipe I've been making for years. I got it from a Bed & Breakfast cookbook. I eliminate the raisins ( I don't like rotten grapes : )) The cake is "To Die For" !!"

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