Excellent Carrot Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
25 mins
55 mins

Chock full of flavor, this is the best carrot cake! It tastes even better the next day after the flavors meld. A tad more time consuming than the average carrot cake, but well worth it!

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  1. Combine first 5 ingredients; beat well.
  2. Mix flour, soda, salt and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture; stir well.
  3. Add carrots, walnuts, pineapple and coconut; stir well.
  4. Pour batter into greased and floured 13x9 baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes, or until pick comes out clean.
  6. Buttermilk Glaze: Combine first 5 ingredients in large saucepan.
  7. Bring to a boil; cook 4 minutes on medium heat.
  8. Remove from heat; add vanilla.
  9. Pour buttermilk glaze over warm cake; let cake cool.
  10. Cream Cheese Frosting: Mix cream cheese and butter; beat until smooth.
  11. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  12. Stir in vanilla.
  13. Spread cream cheese frosting on top of cooled cake.