My Aunt Helen is one of the best bakers I know. She has been making this cake ever since I can remember. The highlight of a holiday meal was when this cake was served. It is still a family tradition and certainly a favorite.
1sift together the first 5 ingredients. Make a well in the center then add the next 4 ingredients. Use a wooden spoon to mix this batter. Add in a few tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice and stir until smooth.
2Fold in the carrots, coconut, nuts and pineapple.
3In a prepared 13x9 pan (greased and floured or just spray with Pam for Baking) pour the batter in and level it off.
Bake at 350 degrees about 45-50 minutes (test center for doneness)
Frost with cream cheese frosting.