Carrot Cake Recipe

We’re going to share our go-to carrot cake recipe with you today! The flavours of the carrots, spices, pecans, coconut, and crushed pineapple combine to create an incredible scratch recipe.


  1. 2 ½ cups (325g) all-purpose flour
  2. One and a half teaspoons baking soda
  3. one and a half teaspoons baking powder
  4. two teaspoons ground cinnamon
  5. one and a half teaspoons salt
  6. two cups (400g) sugar
  7. four large eggs
  8. one cup vegetable oil
  9. two teaspoons vanilla extract
  10. two cups (180g) grated (small pieces) carrots (do not use packaged pre-shredded carrots, they are too dry)
  11. one and a half cups (50g) sweetened coconut (we used Baker’s Angel Flake sweetened coconut)
  12. one and a half can crushed pineapple placed in a strainer and allowed the liquid to drain off
  13. one eight ounce can of pineapple.I use a fork to squeeze out some of the liquid, but not all of it.



  1.  Two sticks (226g) of softened, unsalted butter
  2. 16 ounces of cream cheese (two 8-ounce containers were used) (Not fat-free)
  3. Two teaspoons (8g) of vanilla essence
  4. one-half teaspoon (2g) of salt
  5. six to six and a half cups (690g to 747g) of confectioners’ sugar


 For making the carrot cake

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease the bottoms of 3 (8-inch) or 2 (9-inch) round pans with shortening, line the pans with parchment paper or wax and flour the paper and pans to make turning them out easier.Use the parchment paper; carrot cake tends to stick.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt for 30 seconds. Put Aside.
  4. Add 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 cup oil, and 1 tsp vanilla to the bowl of your mixer. At medium speed, mix for two to three minutes until well combined and light in colour.
  5. Once the flour mixture is moistened, add the coconut, crushed pineapple, pecans, and carrots. Stir with a spoon.
  6. After inserting a toothpick into the centre, bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees until it comes out clean.
  7. The cake may sink slightly in the centre if you open the oven door too soon or check the doneness of the cake by touching the centre until very close to the finish of baking.
  8. Yields a batter of 6 ½ cups.
  9. After 10 minutes of cooling on a wire rack, remove the cake layers from the pan. Before icing, let everything cool fully.

For the frosting of cream cheese

  1. Slice up the butter and put it to the mixing bowl. Beat the butter until it becomes smooth and soft, using a low to medium speed.
  2. After chopping the chilled cream cheese into small bits, mix it with the butter and beat on low to medium speed until combined. You might need to soften the cream cheese a little bit more if you’re using a hand mixer.
  3. Include the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar gradually and beat on low speed until well combined.
    Up the speed of the mixer and mix until frothy. Avoid overbeating, as it may turn out overly tender. Simply chill it for a little period of time to slightly firm it up if it gets too soft.
  4. When applied while still refrigerated, this frosting will pipe more easily. It can be prepared ahead of time, chilled, and then let to soften slightly (do not microwave) before remixing when needed.
  5. Frost an 8-inch cake with three layers.

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