- 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 (or grapeseed 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 sweetened coconut flakes
- 2 cups carrots (finely grated)
- 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
|Calories870Calories from Fat500|
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|Calories from Fat500|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Stehanie L. 28 days 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.
John And Jason 16 Dec 2018
Lovely beautiful and tasty cake
April M. 4 Nov 2018
Moist and delicious. So good!!
Hayden Taylor 31 Oct 2018
It turned out well. I have not major complaints.
Miguel Corona 27 Oct 2018
definitelymake it again for any occasion
Susan S. 21 Apr 2018
So tasty and moist! Made for my husband’s birthday And everyone loved it!!!
Adrianne 24 Feb 2018
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.
Emma 6 Nov 2017
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 15 Oct 2017
amazing and delicious!!!
elliott 25 Jun 2017
this was the best carrot cake I've ever had! It was delicious and I wasn't the only person who thought so
Pulu S. 11 Feb 2017
It is a very nice recipe, although for me, there are a bit too much sugar and oil, so I reduced to half of what it is indicated, and at the end it is still very good, but it is still a bit too sweet...so I will further reduce the sugar. Overall, it is a very nice and simple recipe!
David H. 5 Apr 2016
I think the olive oil threw this off. Definitely plan to make again, using vegetable oil. Otherwise a good recipe
Allie B. 7 Mar 2016
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. 14 Aug 2015
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.