Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

I made this cake for Easter, and everone loved it, saying it was the best carrot cake ever.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, salt, soda,& cinnamon.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Combine eggs, sugar,& oil; mix until smooth.
  4. Stir in flour mixture a little at a time until well blended.
  5. Stir in carrots, walnuts, pineapple, & vanilla, mixing evenly.
  6. Pour into a greased 9x13in pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
  8. --------------Frosting----------.
  9. Cream together, cheese and butter until smooth.
  10. Add vanilla.
  11. Add sugar a 1/4 cup at a time, until well blended.
  12. After frosting cooled carrot cake, sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  13. To toast coconut, put on cookie sheet, under broiler for about 1 minute.
  14. Keep an eye on it to be sure it does not burn!


Most Helpful

I took this to work for a retirement party and I had so many compliments that I thought I should be on a cooking show on TV. ;-) I was requested to make it 3 more times in the next 2 months for other occasions. My family loves it and people are still talking about it when they see me. Thanks for the real winner!

Nancy Sneed February 02, 2002

Easy to make. I did use 1 cup light brown sugar in place of part of the white sugar...just like the taste and texture better. Also didn't have enough walnuts so I mixed half pecans and chopped them vey fine in my processor (the kids never know that there are nuts and carrots in the cake when I pulverize them!). I used my own frosting recipe that is very similar to this recipe except my frosting contains a spritz of lemon juice (about 3T) and the spice mace (1/4 tsp) from an old recipe that I've used forever. I don't use the coconut but I may try it next time:) The cake is delicious!

martha_2 April 01, 2002

The cake was delicious . . . only I added raisins and coconut into the cake batter and only had to cook it for 30 minutes. I also bought my own icing and when I toasted the coconut, I also put walnuts on top. Great cake! Everyone loved it.

CrazyGrlNJ October 25, 2001

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