Fantastic 3-Layer Carrot Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 16 slices
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 8" or 9" round cake pans.
  • Mix flour, baking soda and powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Make a well in the center. Add sugar, oil, applesauce, egg, and vanilla. Mix until just smooth; do not overmix.
  • Use a food processor or blender to puree pineapple. Stir pineapple, walnuts, and coconut into batter. Pour into pans.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes. Use a toothpick to make sure the centers are cooked through.
  • Cool on baking racks. The centers may sink a little.
  • Once thoroughly cooled, level the cakes. You may want to freeze them for a few minutes to make icing them easier.
  • Mix butter and cream cheese until smooth, and add the powdered sugar. Start with 3 1/2 c and add more if necessary.
  • Place the cake layers cut side down to frost. If you have problems with the cake crumbling, put it back in the freezer until it's harder.
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