Tropical Carrot Cake Recipe

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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 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 Casey, Enterprise, Oregon
Featured In: 25 Best Summer Cakes
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 large 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 sweetened shredded 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

Directions

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.
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 piece: 552 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (64g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

  • 3 large 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 sweetened shredded 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
  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

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 264472
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

"Took this to a friend for dessert and everyone loved it!!"

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pidibidikin User ID: 8272515 252071
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"I only have non fat milk in my house, will it be that much different?"

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 249020
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"Tasty"

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alphiemom User ID: 7613112 244236
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"This exact recipe has been passed down in my family for 4 generations. It is an excellent cake."

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KarenSueMcKeehan User ID: 7409520 243128
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"Made this several times. Best carrot cake recipe I have ever tried. Absolutely wonderful.

Only one I make now."

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bernerlover User ID: 2342652 233959
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"excellent cake! love, love loved it"

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Sitzler User ID: 8453743 233873
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"Made this carrot cake. Everyone loved it . Neighbors asked for more and asked if they could have some when I made it again."

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whoknew? User ID: 3643851 233163
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"I made 2 of these for a golf cookout dessert. Everyone was blown away, and were WOWED by their taste buds. My picky husband said it was the best cake ever. Many came back for seconds. Thank you for a great recipe and for making me look good!!"

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sandra_bakes_a_party User ID: 7121479 233099
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2015

"I was a disaster. Ended up in a bin."

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JudyVarnamCox User ID: 8481470 232311
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"Judy from PA

I have made carrot cake with pineapple for a long time, but this one takes the prize."

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