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Everyone’s Favorite Carrot Cake – So Easy to Make

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This carrot cake is legendary in my family. I got the recipe from an underwriting assistant at my first job out of college and just tweaked it a little. We served this at John’s baptism reception and soon I had everyone clamoring for the recipe. (Do people still clamor for things?) My sister-in-law Laureen makes it for Easter, her father-in-law would request it for his birthday cake, and John, Allie and my dear Charlie ask for it for their birthdays each year. As the years have gone by, it still remains a favorite.

A super moist and delicious carrot cake that is as easy to make as it is delicious to eat! A true family favorite.

Fun fact, I am not the most enthusiastic baker. I would much rather cook than bake, so I love that this carrot cake is so easy to make. I also like that it can be served out of the pan which makes it super portable. I bring it to pot luck’s, parties and church events. Today’s cake is for Charlie’s birthday. As we do most nights, we will be eating dinner on the back porch! Let me know how you like it.

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Everyone's Favorite Carrot Cake
This carrot cake is as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. It is very moist and topped with a cream cheese frosting. My husband Charlie requests this for his birthday cake every year.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
9 by 13 pan
Ingredients
For the cake
Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
9 by 13 pan
Ingredients
For the cake
Cream Cheese Frosting
Instructions
Carrot Cake Batter
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with a no stick spray like Pam Baking spray or grease and flour a cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bow whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil until well combined.
  3. Add the grated carrots, coconut, nuts and pineapple to the wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon. Then add your flour mixture to the batter, being careful not to over mix. Stir just until combined.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Whip the butter, vanilla extract and cream cheese until fluffy. Add the powder sugar gradually to keep from making a mess AND so that you get it to the level of sweetness you desire.
Recipe Notes

This carrot cake is a family favorite. I can't count the number of times I have given someone this recipe, so it was a no-brainer that I need to share it on the blog. Also, we celebrated Charlie's birthday this week and this is his requested birthday cake every year, the timing was perfect. The picture, not so perfect. Let's just say there was not a whole lot of cake left that I could cut and arrange prettily to take a picture during daylight hours!

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