Best Carrot Cake

13
Aneisha DeArman

By
@Showmans_wifey

I just made this yesterday and the icing is to die for!!! It is inspired by a cake sold at Wegman's grocery store and an icing I saw on this site.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This carrot cake is moist and dense with fruity little gems in every bite. Adding crushed pineapple is a lovely addition to the carrot cake recipe. The frosting is silky smooth and tangy with just a hint of pineapple flavor. This is definitely not your grandma's carrot cake! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 10 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pineapple juice
  • 2 c
    powered sugar or confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened (1 full stick)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • CARROT CAKE

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 pinch
    allspice, ground
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    applesauce, unsweetened
  • 3 c
    carrots, grated
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 8 1/2 oz
    pineapples, crushed
  • 1/4 c
    golden raisins
  • 1/4 c
    raisins
  • 1/4 c
    coconut, flaked
  • ·
    Crisco spray with flour

How to Make Best Carrot Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and allspice in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix oil, applesauce, pineapples, raisins, and coconut.
  4. Add eggs by hand to dry mix 1 by 1.
  5. Then using an electric mixer on low setting to add the wet mix to egg mix.
  6. Then by hand mix in the carrots and walnuts.
  7. Use some Crisco spray with flour and spray 2 9-inch pans.
  8. Pour batter into the pans.
  9. Cook for about 40 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. For the icing, mix the butter and cream cheese with electric mixer.
  11. Add powdered sugar little by little.
  12. Once the sugar is in add the pineapple juice and then the vanilla extract.
  13. Once the cake has cooled, ice the cake.

Printable Recipe Card

About Best Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Easter
Hashtags: #Carrot #Carrot Cake



Show 30 Comments & Reviews

Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese Recipes That Will Make You Drool

Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese Recipes That Will Make You Drool


We’re talking ooey. We’re talking gooey. We’re talking cheesy. That’s right, we’re featuring the heavenly goodness that is grilled cheese. These grilled cheese recipes are not for the faint of heart. Golden brown bread surrounds drool-worthy flavor combos, both savory and sweet! Try to contain yourself from licking the screen, these next-level grilled cheese recipes […]

25 Dishes To Make in April

25 Dishes To Make in April


Technically spring has arrived. But, depending on what part of the country you’re in, the weather may not be cooperating. So, we’re sharing comfort food recipes because we know those are good year-round. But, you’ll also see fresh finds since farmer’s markets are starting to burst with goodies. If you’re sick of trying to figure […]

Simple Glazed Ham Recipes

Simple Glazed Ham Recipes


Know how to up your baked ham game during the holidays? Glaze it! Glazes are made with simple ingredients and they add tons of flavor to baked ham. Just whisk a few ingredients together and baste the ham with it while it bakes. The glaze caramelizes on the ham and infuses its flavor into the […]