As I promised on my prior post this fabulous Carrot Cake recipe. It is a mix of my grandmother’s, other recipes, and my own favorites. It is super easy! Super Moist! and Super Yummy!! You will want to make this for your Christmas Parties. I personally love coconut and I use it in this recipe. If you do not love coconut you can omit this ingredient and the cake is still fabulous.
I mixed all of it by hand but you can use a stand up mixer too. You will make this in steps so that is how I will list the ingredients. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease two 8″ round cake pans.
1 1/4 cup applesauce
2 cups sugar
Mix all three of these ingredients together. set aside.
2 cups of unbleached whole wheat flour or white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix all of these ingredients together and set aside.
2 cups of grated carrot
1 cup of shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup crushed pineapple in juice (not syrup)
Mix all of these ingredients together. Then mix step one, step two, and step three together. Pour half of batter in each cake pan. Bake 35 – 40 minutes. Let cake cool completely. You will see the sides of the cake separate from the pan when done. After cake cooks completely you may need to take a butter knife and slide around the cake and lift up a little then turn over and it will come right out of the pan.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup softened butter (unsalted)
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb powdered sugar
Mix all together in mixer. Frost the first layer and then the second layer. Optional, add chopped nuts or coconut flakes ( I used coconut flakes in picture)
I didn’t take any pictures of the steps but I hope you enjoy!