Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe has been in the family for many many years. It is always a requested favourite. ENJOY!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together first"5" ingredients.
  2. In separate bowl, mix together, sugar, oil and eggs together, well.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Add pineapple and nuts.
  6. Cook in 350 degree oven for 40- 50 minutes.
  7. Ice with Cream Cheese Icing:Cream butter, cheese and vanilla together.
  8. Add sugar gradually.
  9. Add a touch of milk if needed.
Most Helpful

Made this cake for a friend's birthday, it was amazing. In the interest of being healthier, I did substitute applesauce for 1/2 the oil and used half white flour, half whole wheat flour. It tasted amazing with the perfect texture and density for carrot cake! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi R. April 23, 2011

Amazing and SO moist, I used less sugar than both cake & icing recipes called for, it's easy to adjust to your personal tastes. Brilliant carrot cake, so easy.

NaphthaCat February 10, 2010

Great recipe, easy to make. Satisfies those with a sweet tooth with the cream cheese frosting, and those who like less sugar and eat just the cake. It is very moist, and full flavor. Bakes very evenly and perfectly. I used store bought cream cheese frosting to save a step, and it tasted great!!

indnoutlaw March 31, 2007