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Perfect Carrot Cake

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 3/4 cups grated carrots (approximately 5)
  • 8 oz. crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins (regular or golden)
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
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    Calories860Calories from Fat430
    Total Fat48g74%
    Saturated Fat15g75%
    Trans Fat0.5g
    Calories from Fat430
    Total Carbohydrate104g35%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A100%
    Vitamin C20%

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


    David Baker 19 days ago
    Wonderful went with 3C flour, increased oil about a tablespoon. Increased coconut, raisins and walnuts a little less than a 1/4 C. Very nice sheet cake frosting was spot on but decided to add grated orange a little juice and another 1/2 C of powdered sugar
    Laura Carroll a month ago
    Simply THE BEST!!! I will never use another recipe. Ever.
    Sarah Schullstrom 2 months ago
    Ok the base of this cake turn out great I used only 2 cups of grated carrots and it was plenty The icing was waaaay too sweet yes it’s icing but it was so overwhelming sweet The amount on Yummly says 4 cups of powdered sugar and when you hit directions it says 5 cups I did closer to 4 and it was still too sweet Next time I would probably put in a 1/2 cup at a time, mix and taste it before adding more
    Jacquelyn Lyons 2 months ago
    Great recipe! I made for the first time and it was great would definitely make again I would just reduce walnuts for personal preference
    JackPatrick 3 months ago
    Today is the second time making this cake. Will use mini pans because I like my cake thicker. Any way. The cake was the BOMB! BOMB!!! (GOOD WAY). The recepie was so forgiving it put up with my senior moments 😄: 1) I put the butter in the cake before realizing it was for the icing; 2) did not have pineapple so I used apple sauce and chopped baking apples instead. Must say my icing (which included the butter) was quite good for my effort. Forgot to say I substituted honey for white sugar.
    Linette Letendre 3 months ago
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    Anna Clarke 4 months ago
    This cake is divine! Got rave reviews. Absolutely delicious!
    Paola Durand 4 months ago
    Delicious!!!! It was moist, fluffy and light, I used only 350 grams of sugar instead of 422 and also less sugar for the frosting.
    Mrs. Shin 5 months ago
    This receipe is such a stunner. People are always so impressed when I bake this. Everything comes together so beautifully, you don’t even feel the coconut or pineapple. Make it!
    HandyFoodLover 6 months ago
    Wow, this cake is fabulous! It took me longer than the recipe predicts for my first attempt but every minute was worth it!
    Andrea J 8 months ago
    Amazing! New favourite!
    Ariel Shriver a year ago
    Amazing! Super moist and full of flavor. Everyone said it was their favorite carrot cake they’ve ever had.
    Phyllis a year ago
    Awesome everyone wants to know why I hadn’t made this for them before. Making another one today
    Diane Jones a year ago
    This was the best cartot cake I’ve ever had!
    Anna Larkins a year ago
    Best Carrot cake ever!! Extremely Moist 🤤
    Olya a year ago
    Best cake ever! Even my 2 pickiest eaters had it 🙃
    Sue Carey a year ago
    Husband says it’s the best he’s ever had, maybe better than Cheesecake Factory’s carrot cake. It’s perfectly seasoned, moist. Delicious every time.
    Emily Turner 2 years ago
    So so so delicious. Modified it slightly, added the dry ingredients last.
    Jolie 2 years ago
    It was wonderful! My fiancé said that this is the best carrot cake he’s ever had. Will be using this recipe again!
    Ruth 2 years ago
    Fantastic! You won’t be disappointed easy recipe and soooo good!
    Smith 2 years ago
    This really is perfect. Full disclosure I didn’t have coconut so I left it out. That said I believe this to be one of the best things I have ever made. Do yourself a favor and dive right in. I made cupcakes with this recipe and they still came out beautifully moist.
    Charles Tribbey 3 years ago
    Very moist, think the coconut might have been too much but overall it was pretty awesome! The cream cheese frosting topped it nicely.
    Candice McGee 3 years ago
    Easy to make, loads of ingredients but super moist and tasty! Best Easter cake! Made two rings and 6 muffins. I chose not to ice the cakes. Also forgot the salt 🙈
    Firepenguine D. 3 years ago
    Amazing it was really great very sweet and moist cake.
    Stephanie Baker 3 years ago
    Excellent!!!!! Added orange zest to the frosting & used pecans & cranberries! I am making it again tonight!
    Francis M. 3 years ago
    Perfect rich recipe, thanks
    Carol Smead 3 years ago
    I made this with my granddaughter and it was the best carrot cake ever! We added dried cranberries along with orange zest. Truly the best tasting cake I have ever made in my life! We will continue to make this Carrot Cake recipe and make it as one to pass on to future generations in our family ♥️
    Teresa Santiago 4 years ago
    it was absolutely perfect I did however add a pinch of nutmeg
    Connie Phoenix 4 years ago
    Delicious. Icing is a little sweet but who’s complaining. Moist texture, easily made