My Favorite Carrot Cake With Magic Topping

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

I got this recipe from my Aunt, who was a terrific cook. She raised 11 kids and did catering at her church and for weddings. she has passed on many favorite recipes to my family but this is one that no matter where I take it everybody loves it. The cake is very moist and the topping is totally different from the traditional creme cheese frosting most people use. Feel free to use creme cheese frosting (I do sometimes)but give the magic topping a whirl I don't think you will be disappointed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together eggs, sugar, and salad oil.
  2. Add flour, salt, soda, and cinnamon.
  3. To the batter add coconut, walnuts, pineapple, carrots and vanilla. Mix well and pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.
  4. Magic Topping.
  5. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly until sugar melts. Spread on top of warm Carrot cake and Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes.
Most Helpful

What a deliciously moist carrot cake! And I loved the magic topping. I followed the directions, except that I baked my cake in a Bundt pan. If baking in a Bundt pan, remember to allow the cake to cook for about 10 minutes, before turning out onto a serving plate. Thank you Bunlady for a wonderful cake!

Kim D. October 17, 2006