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Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I bring to you my family friends famous Carrot Cake.   I tasted this cake for the first time at a high school graduation party and for 5 years I couldn’t find a carrot cake that compared.  This friend is know for being an amazing baker and for keeping her recipes a secret so obtaining this recipe was not an easy task!  The secret to the carrot cake is the extra moisture and sweetness from a can of undrained crushed pineapple. The cake is much too delicious to not share so here you are. Cherish it!

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Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple (don’t drain!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cake Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch pans.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda , salt and cinnamon.  Add the sugar, oil and eggs, mix well for 1 minute.  Stir in shredded carrots, pineapple (do not drain!), crushed walnuts and coconut.  Divide the batter evenly between the 3 prepared pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. .  Cool before stacking and icing.

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions
Sift confectioners’ sugar and beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar.  Stack the three cakes with a layer of icing between each then cover the cake in icing using a spatula.  Decorate with crushed walnuts and coconut.

Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda , salt and cinnamon.Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Add the sugar, oil and eggs, mix well for 1 minute.

Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Stir in shredded carrots, pineapple (do not drain!), crushed walnuts and coconut.

Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Divide the batter evenly between the 3 prepared pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. .  Cool before stacking and icing.

Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.vanillaandvelvet.comSift confectioners’ sugar and beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar.

Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Stack the three cakes with a layer of icing between each then cover the cake in icing using a spatula.

Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Decorate with crushed walnuts and coconut.

Fourteen Carat Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

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