Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

36 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 86% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

One of my all time favorite cakes, specially when topped with a cream cheese frosting


2 cups All-purpose flour
2 cups Granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking soda
2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
3/4 cup Vegetable oil
3/4 cup Applesauce
3 Eggs
2 cups carrots; finely grated
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1 8-oz can crushed pineapple; well drained
1 cup coconut; shredded
1 cup walnuts; chopped or pecans

Original recipe makes 9 Servings



In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients; stir to blend. Add eggs, oil, applesauce, shredded carrots and vanilla; beat until well blended. Stir in pineapple, coconut and walnuts. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.

Frost with cream cheese icing if desired.

Contributed to the FareShare Gazette Recipe Challenge by Jennie;1 March 2005.


This is one of my all time favorite cakes.

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This was a very heavy cake.
Milosh852 1y ago

Suzi6560 2y ago

Hi, I cooked for 50 minutes at 175 Celsius. When I first cut the cake I thought it wasn't all the way cooked but once I tasted I realised it was just that moist. Perfect carrot cake, I omitted the coconut and walnuts and added shredded carrots to my cream cheese frosting. I also shredded carrots on smallest holes, and I puréed my pineapple then squeezed more juice out as not to water down recipe. I baked in two 9 inch cake pans.
Marieblack23 2y ago

Haven't made it yet, waiting for info on oven temp and time in oven.
Mies 2y ago

The mix is far too moist. I followed the suggested baking temp and times some of the others reviewers posted but it's positively soggy inside.
AlStewart 2y ago

Really yummy for my tummy. Thanks for shearing . I made cream cheeses frosting and add some shredded carrots to the frosting I love how its looks
mcrisantos 2y ago

I loved this cake and making it again for my brothers Bday tomorrow. I added extra pineapple and going to try it with raisins next time
eleya_maureen 2y ago

This was very good. Added extra nutmeg and some all spice as recommended by another reviewer. Cooked for 55 minutes in a 350 degree oven and used another reviewers recipe for the frosting. This is now my go to recipe for carrot cake!!!
trishmordacq 3y ago

I made this for my husbands birthday yesterday and everyone loved it! I omitted the nuts and used pumpkin pie spice in place of the nutmeg. It was very moist and flavorful! I also put the batter in (2) 11 inch Round pans so i could have a layer of cream cheese icing in between. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is, IMO, the carrot flavor got lost amongst all the other flavors and textures. If I make this again I think I will purée the pineapple and leave out the coconut.
Lcrespy 3y ago

Where's the cooking temp and time?
cassandra_c_stokes 3y ago

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