I even used whole wheat pastry flour and it was perfect! I also added 1 cup of raisins. Everyone raved about this recipe. My spouse, my dad, my kids, my son-in-law! Thank you!
So good even the anti-veg family members ate it!
I made this for my husband who loves carrot cake, and it was absolutely delicious!! I dont normally eat carrot cake but I could have easily eaten half the pan. I made it the night before and it was super moist and the frosting was perfect for carrot cake. I didnt change anything and why would you need to? Its perfect, thanks so much.
Phenominal!! I was really leary of making this cake without the raisins--pineapple and coconut..really?? But OMG--this was such a huge hit in our house! I followed the recipe exactly, except I did not add walmuts, and did 1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg. I was waiting for the centre to sink a little, but it didnt. Next time I will double the icing, as the troops enjoyed that as much as the cake. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe!!
My husband is a huge fan of chocolate. He wont even try any other kind of cake. The day after I made this I made him try a bite. He LOVED it! I must say it is a good cake the day you bake it but it is soo much better the next day. My mom came over and stole a few pieces to take home with her. Thanks for a heavenly recipe.
Was in search of a good carrot cake recipe for my wedding reception and tried this one because of the number of great ratings it had. Used the recipe as shown but left out the nuts in my trial run. Have decided to use this recipe for my carrot cake cupcakes - the texture was perfect and the little cakes turned out exactly as I hoped they would - good rise but still solid cake, wonderful flavor. I will add nuts for the real event. Can't have a carrot cake without nuts! I haven't tried the frosting yet.
This cake is awesome, even though I took the advice of some of the reviewers and made it less fattening. I used unsweetened applesauce instead of oil, egg whites, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. But my frosting made the cake. I only used one cup of powdered sugar, light butter, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and about 1/2 cup of the left over crushed pineapple ( I bought a bigger can than needed). The frosting was a little thin but firmed up in the fridge. I think the pineapple really made the frosting. You could add some coconut too to the top of the frosting, but I didn't to keep the calories down. EXCELLENT!