This is the way I have been making Carrot cake for holidays, and birthdays for years. This is the most delicious, and moist cake ever. My friends and family all love this cake. It isn't dry like a lot of other carrot cakes.I have been told by many. It is the best carrot cake they have ever had. It keeps well in the fridge for weeks! It is full of fruit and nuts. It is a favorite in my home. I am sure it will be a favorite in yours as well. Enjoy!
1Sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together. Add the sugar, oil and eggs, and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Add in well drained pineapple, carrots, coconut, raisins, and nuts. Divide the batter between twp 9" greased and floured round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 min. While cake is baking. Make the frosting.
2Cream Cheese frosting-
Beat softened butter,and cream cheese together until well blended. Add Powdered sugar a little at a time until smooth. Add in vanilla and beat well. Frosting will be thick. Cover bowl of frosting plastic wrap. Press wrap up against frosting so no air gets in. Set aside.
3Cake is done when pick comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool cakes. Turn on to racks. Place 1st layer down on platter. Frost top. Add 2nd layer,and frost top. and sides of entire cake.
Optional: Garnish with Walnut's if desired. Keep the cake refrigerated.