Tracy's Tropical Carrot Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by NitaD

This cake was a favorite in a bakery I worked at in the 90's. My DH has requested it for his birthday every year. Simple, yet delicious.

Top Review by CJAY8248

This is fabulous! I made it as directed. It was made for a birthday party and everyone just loved it. I'll definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Fall 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 3 nine inch round cake pans. Set aside.
  3. Finely grate carrots and set aside.
  4. Drain crushed pineapple and set aside.
  5. Combine sugar, eggs and oil, stirring until mixed well and creamy. In a separate bowl sift dry ingredients; flour, salt, soda and cinnamon. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet. Stirring between additions. Stir in carrots, pineapple, and coconut.
  6. Divide batter evenly between the three pans.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Baking times may vary, check if done by inserting wooden skewer in middle of cake, if nothing sticks to skewer, cake is done.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool in pan for 5 minutes, carefully remove cakes from pans and cool completely before frosting. I recommend a Cream Cheese frosting, heavy on the cream cheese.

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