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Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Such a great recipe! I make it up for a gift when going to a new neighbor, or for dinner guests.
Make and share this Emeril's Classic Carrot Cake With Fresh Coconut Walnut Frosting recipe from Food.com.
- 1 cup butter, room temperature, plus
- 2 teaspoons butter, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups shredded carrots
- 1 cup ground toasted walnuts
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 8 ounces chopped toasted walnuts
- 2 cups coconut flakes
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup simple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 3 round (9 inch) cake pans with 2 teaspoons.
- of the butter.
- In the bowl of an elctric mixer, fitted with a paddle, combine the 1/2 cup of the butter, oil, sugar and brown sugar.
- Cream the mixture until smooth.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a small mixing bowl.
- Add the eggs to the butter/sugar mixture, 1/2 cup at a time.
- Add the carrots, ground walnuts and vanilla.
- Mix well.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pans and spread evenly.
- Place in the oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the center springs back when touched.
- Remove from the oven and cool.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and remaining 1/2 cup butter.
- Mix well.
- Add the walnut pieces and coconut.
- Mix well.
- Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time and mix until the frosting is spreadable.
- To assemble, slice each cake in half.
- Place on half in the center of a serving plate.
- Brush the top of the cake with the syrup.
- Spread 1/2 cup of the frosting over the first layer.
- Repeat the above process until all of the layers are used.
- Ice the entire cake with the remaining frosting.
- Refrigerate the cake for 30 mninutes.
I DEFINATELY give this 5 stars. I made it to use up some of the carrots from my garden, and it was a hit! I took some to my neighbor and her husband loved it so much it's all he talked about. I just emailed him the recipe today and sent him over some carrots. Needless to say, he started baking right away! (I better get a slice. lol.)