Carrot Cake

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Recipe: #4088

January 15, 2012

"This was my mother's favorite carrot cake because it does not have pineapples in it. I always made it for her on her birthday. It is a nice moist cake. If baking in dark colored pans, or a 9x13x2 pan, baking time will be different."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (236.1 g)
  • Calories 1049.5
  • Total Fat - 82.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 90.2 mg
  • Sodium - 5186 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 78 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 74.1 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Calcium - 112.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans; set aside.

Step 3

In a large mixer bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes on medium speed.

Step 4

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix for 1-2 minutes more.

Step 5

Stir in the coconut, carrots, and pecans and mix until blended. Divide the batter into the two prepared pans.

Step 6

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.

Step 7

Remove from oven and let the cake cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes then remove the cakes from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

Step 8

Frost carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Step 9

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Step 10

In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese until well blended.

Step 11

Add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat until very creamy.

Step 12

Spread the frosting on the cake.

Step 13

Sprinkle pecans pieces on top of cake, if desired.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I added in some crushed pineapple because we like it in our carrot cake, but other than that made it the same. The cake came out so moist and the frosting was extra fluffy and delicious. With the nuts it was amazing! Now in my favorites, I Will make it often especially for birthdays or holidays.


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(2 May 2019)

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