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850Calories
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Ingredients

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14 SERVINGS
  • 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 4 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts (shelled, chopped, more whole or chopped for topping)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut (sweetened)
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
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    850Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories850Calories from Fat470
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat52g80%
    Saturated Fat16g80%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol105mg35%
    Sodium570mg24%
    Potassium200mg6%
    Protein9g18%
    Calories from Fat470
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate91g30%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars66g132%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C10%
    Calcium6%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(22)

    Terra Leighton 2 years ago
    Added raisins, absolutely scrumptious!
    Heather Horner 2 years ago
    Really good. I added raisins.
    Carol Fish 2 years ago
    great! smells wonderful. I can hardly wait to eat some.
    gwen h. 2 years ago
    Good and easy to put together
    Iree S. 2 years ago
    Came out great. Didn't use coconut.
    Jayleen Joury 3 years ago
    it waz AMAZINGGGGG! Will definetly be using this again!
    Kristina 3 years ago
    Great carrot cake! The actual cake isn’t so sweet so you can sure taste all the other ingredients in the cake. I added 1/4 cup of raisins soaked in honey rum to the batter and it made it even more delicious! Thanks for your recipe 😊
    Tyler Knight 3 years ago
    Very good but super sweet!
    Stehanie L. 3 years ago
    My go to carrot cake recipe. This cake always comes out moist and delicious. The lemon in the frosting is just the cherry on top of an amazing recipe.
    April M. 3 years ago
    Moist and delicious. So good!!
    Hayden Taylor 3 years ago
    It turned out well. I have not major complaints.
    Miguel Corona 3 years ago
    definitelymake it again for any occasion
    Amy G. 3 years ago
    Well, it’s the third time I made it and first two times were a huge hit. Tonight I made a batch to cool and frost in the morning for a birthday party and while scrolling thru Yummly I remembered that I forgot to add the carrots! Omg! Oh well. No time to do it again. So..... just how important are the carrots? 😱
    Lucia G. 3 years ago
    great was the hit of the nigj ht
    Susan S. 3 years ago
    So tasty and moist! Made for my husband’s birthday And everyone loved it!!!
    Adrianne 4 years ago
    Good recipe though I have had better. Made in the form of cupcakes and altered the cooking time to accommodate. I did substitute the walnuts for sliced almonds (because that is what I had), and altered the frosting recipe as well: added cinnamon, nutmeg, meringue powder and extra powdered sugar to hold form better. The carrot cake was good but as I said, I have def had better; it surprisingly seemed almost bland. I will try again in its entire intended form of with walnuts and in form of a layered cake to see if that makes any difference, and if not I will re-start my search for the most perfect carrot cake.
    Murray 4 years ago
    This cake was so good! The best carrot cake I have ever had! We made this for a family friends birthday and everyone wanted the recipe! Everything about the cake was amazing!
    MJ Garza 4 years ago
    amazing and delicious!!!
    elliott 4 years ago
    this was the best carrot cake I've ever had! It was delicious and I wasn't the only person who thought so
    David H. 5 years ago
    I think the olive oil threw this off. Definitely plan to make again, using vegetable oil. Otherwise a good recipe
    Allie B. 6 years ago
    AMAZING. Simple recipe, easy to prepare and incredible to taste. I tried other carrot cake recipes in the past and was looking for one that did not involve too much oil or raisins, I did change one ingredient though, I did not have the pineapple and skipped that part but made no difference, still the cake was moist, not at all greasy and the coconut made a subtle sweet difference. Thank you for this recipe.
    Tennille L. 6 years ago
    Wow! This Cake is Amazing! Although I love my dad he can be the hardest to please with food much less impress... My family loves all the ingredients in the recipe I was a little concerned with the olive oil and the fact that my dad is NOT a fan of pineapple especially in cakes. After reading through a million recipes, the ingredients and the reviews, I decided to make this cake for his my birthday gathering. After serving he said this is the recipe to use from now on and everyone in my family agreed.

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