Easy Coconut Carrot Cake

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by GoldsmithLissa

Easy Carrot cake sweetened with coconut... Try adding a coconut frosting instead of the basic cream cheese...or add some coconut to the cream cheese icing! Top with a candy carrot!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Coat 2 8-in cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. On low speed, beat cake mix, 2/3 c water, 1/2 c butter, eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla until combined. On medium speed, beat until smooth, 3-4 minutes. Stir in carrots, 1/2 c coconut and pecans.
  3. Divide batter between pans. Bake 35-38 mins or until pick inserted comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on rack.
  4. Spread remaining coconut on jellyroll pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden, 10 minutes. Reserve.
  5. On medium-high speed, beat remaining butter with cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in coconut extract and remaining vanilla. Gradually beat in sugar.
  6. Spread cake layer with 1/2 c frosting. Top with remaining layer. Frost with remaining frosting. Press coconut on sides.

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