My Favorite Carrot Cake

Lorayne D'Antonio


This is my friends and families most FAVORITE Carrot Cake! You can even make it into cupcakes! It's the dessert that everyone shows up for with their own plate in hand when they know I'm baking it! I also make this to give as a gift during the holidays. I hope you will enjoy it just as much as we do.


★★★★★ 1 vote

50 Min
40 Min


Add to Grocery List

2 c
sifted flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 c
1 c
vegetable oil
2 c
grated raw carrots
1 1/3 c
flaked coconut
1 c
crushed pineapple (juice drained), or freshly crushed pineapple
1 tsp
salt - i can't get the salt to move up under the baking soda!

How to Make My Favorite Carrot Cake


  • 1In a medium to large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon with a wire whisk.
  • 2Add sugar, oil, and eggs and mix at medium speed until blended well.
  • 3Add carrots, coconut, and pineapple (drained) and continue to mix at medium speed till all ingredients are incorporated.
  • 4Pour mixture into a buttered and floured bundt baking pan. I usually use a flour/butter spray that you can get at any grocery store. Makes baking so much easier!
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool on a cooling rack before removing it from the pan. At least 15 - 20 minutes.
  • 6** Just a side note: before you finish mixing the batter you can mix in a 1/2 a cup of walnuts, or 1/2 cup of raisins, to the batter as well before pouring it into the bundt pan to bake. You may have to adjust the baking time a little if you do.

    ** You can also bake the cake for 10 minutes and then sprinkle the top with 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips, or add more flaked coconut to the top for an added twist.

    I normally don't add nuts, raisins, or pineapple because some people just don't like either of them in the cake.
  • 7This is my fool-proof Cream Cheese Icing!

    1 container of Betty Crocker "Fluffy Whipped" White Icing. (it has to be Fluffy Whipped White Icing!!)

    3/4 - 1 whole package of Philidelphia Cream Cheese softened
  • 8In a mixing bowl combine the Fluffy Whipped White Icing with the Philidelphia Cream Cheese on low to medium speed until smoothe. Spread it ontop of cake and ENJOY!

Printable Recipe Card

About My Favorite Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

Leave a Comment

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From breakfast to dinner to dessert, there’s a delicious bundt pan recipe for you! We promise, there’s nothing bundt yummy recipes for you below. Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread “One...