If you are looking for the excellent Carrot Cake Recipe, this is the one! definitely, this legendary carrot cake is my favorite dessert of all time, and it’s the only carrot cake recipe you'll ever need.


Not all carrot desserts name for coconut and pineapple, or maybe nuts, but after attempting this recipe, we may want to never move returned! those components make all the difference, and are the purpose that everybody who attempts a slice straight away falls in love (with the cake…and possibly the baker too).

Just observe this slice- so much texture and lumpity bumpity deliciousness! with out question, this is the satisfactory Carrot Cake recipe on the earth (if we do say so ourselves). I recognize I’m gushing, but it’s in order that darn delicious.

I simply cannot inform you how extremely good this carrot cake is–you simply need to try it for yourself. The carrots, pineapple, coconut, nuts, and spices all balance each different flawlessly. This cake is extremely wet, and guaranteed to delight any crowd!



  • 2 1/2 cups (325g.) all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ( 400g ) sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (218g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (180g) grated carrots
  • 3/4 cup (92 g) chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup (50g) coconut (optional)
  • 1 (8oz.) can crushed pineapple, put in a strainer and let the liquid drain off….I press with a fork to remove more liquid.


  • 2 sticks ,1 cup, (226g) unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (total weight 452g) I use full fat cream cheese. Using reduced fat or the spreadable cream cheese will cause the frosting to be too soft. Soften very slightly.
  • 2 teaspoons (8 g) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (2g) optional - it will cut the sweetness, popcorn salt is best to use because it is fine and dissolves faster
  • 6 to 6 1/2 cups (690g to 747g) powdered sugar

For the Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels
  2. Line the bottoms of 3 (8 inch) or 2 (nine inch) spherical pans with wax or parchment paper, grease with shortening and flour the paper and pans for smooth launch while turning out……carrot cake has a bent to stick so make certain to apply the paper.
  3. Whisk collectively for 30 seconds the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set apart.
  4. In the bowl of your mixer, add 2 cups sugar , four eggs, 1 cup oil and 1 tsp. vanilla. mix 2 to 3 minutes at medium pace until properly combined and mild coloured.
  5. With a spoon stir within the flour until moistened, then add the carrots, pecans overwhelmed pineapple and coconut.
  6. Bake 35 minutes at 350 stages or until a toothpick inserted inside the middle comes out easy. chorus from establishing the oven door or touching the middle of the cake to check for doneness until very near the give up of baking time or it is able to cause the cake to sink barely within the middle.
  7. Makes 6 half of cups batter
  8. Cool cake layers in pan for 10 mins on a wire rack then flip out. Cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Cut the butter into slices and upload to the bowl of your mixer. Beat on low to medium speed until the butter is softened and clean.
  2. Cut the bloodless cream cheese into pieces and add to the butter, beating at low to medium pace till integrated. if you are using a hand mixer you can want to melt the cream cheese a chunk greater.
  3. Add the vanilla. gradually upload the powdered sugar beating on low pace till combined. cowl the bowl with a towel to preserve down the cloud of powdered sugar.
  4. Growth mixing velocity and beat until fluffy. do not over beat or it becomes too tender. If it turns into too soft, just refrigerate a quick whilst to firm it up a bit.
  5. This frosting will pipe satisfactory if used whilst still chilled. you could make it in advance, refrigerate and whilst prepared to apply let it melt slightly (do now not microwave) and remix.
  6. Will frost a 3 layer 8 or nine inch cake.

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