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Tropical Carrot Cake

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 California 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

  • 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.

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Reviews

Average Rating: 4.871794
  • Christine
    Feb 8, 2020
    This cake is soooo d. elicious !!! It is so moist !! The only change I made was I used 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce instead of the 3/4 cup canola oil. I will definitely make this again !
  • annoliveri
    Apr 7, 2019
    Great recipe. I’ve made this a number of times and it’s very moist and flavorful.
  • sandy444
    Jan 14, 2019
    I followed the recipe except didn't use coconut as we don't like it. Came out really good!
  • debpenns
    Dec 15, 2018
    I love carrot cake ever since i was a little girl grandma would make me one when i seen this recipe i had to try it! wow!! its amazing!!
  • savannagalee
    Jun 18, 2018

    My favorite carrot cake recipe. Been making it since it was introduced to TH in '93/'94.

  • keajay
    Aug 31, 2017

    Wonderful cake but very sweet. Will definitely make again but will cut the sugar back to 1 1/2 cups.

  • 2124arizona
    Apr 8, 2017

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

  • pidibidikin
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • LeslieH
    Jun 3, 2016

    Tasty

  • alphiemom
    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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