Simply Succulent Carrot Cake

Simply Succulent Carrot Cake Recipe

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Who'd ever think something so easy could be so mouth-wateringly SCRUMPTIOUS?!?!?!?!


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  • 2 c
  • 1½ c
    vegetable oil
  • 3
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2¼ c
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    thinly shredded carrots
  • 2 c
    coconut flakes
  • 1 8-oz. can(s)
    crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts

  • 1 3-oz. pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk, or enough to make frosting spreadable
  • ·
    additional chopped walnuts, optional garnish

How to Make Simply Succulent Carrot Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Blend sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl with wooden spoon.
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
  4. Fold in carrots, coconut, pineapple, and nuts.
  5. Pour into well-greased 9X13 pan, or multiple layer pans, or spoon into foil cupcake liners. Bake about 35-50 minutes at 350°F. Cool 5 minutes in pan before removing onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.
  6. When cakes are cool and ready to frost, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth.
  7. Add vanilla and powdered sugar; beat well.
  8. Add milk, and continue beating until light and fluffy.
  9. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Decorate with additional chopped walnuts, if desired.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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