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  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple (well drained)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • chopped pecans (optional)
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    Calories520Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate73g24%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Summer Haffner 8 months ago
    I can confirm—this cake is yum-o and not difficult! I might bump the spices a tad next time. You don’t really feel the carrot or the pineapple in your mouth, just cool yummy cake.
    Jennifer 8 months ago
    2nd time I made this cake. Christmas and now Easter. Moist and yummy and I must say easy.
    Theronier a year ago
    Delicious and moist!!!
    Cohagan a year ago
    Turned out great! The family loves this third-time dessert over the last couple of months! Thanks!
    Num Num a year ago
    Awesome cake! The kids loved it.
    Abie a year ago
    One of the best carrot cakes I have ever eaten. It will be made again and again and again. Substituted walnuts for pecans and walnut oil for vegetable oil. Fabulous! Enough said.
    Greekboy a year ago
    Fantastic moist best carrot cake will make again
    Melissa Avenir a year ago
    Soo good. Tried making half the recipe and it was already a lot will be making this again
    Diána Zele a year ago
    This was so delicious. It was easy to make even for me who doesn't really bake at all.
    Lauren Armstrong 2 years ago
    Easy and GOOD! This was my first time baking anything from scratch, and it turned out well. I did leave the pineapple out. Multiple thumbs up from friends and family!
    Ntokozo 2 years ago
    Turned out great. Colleagues at work were fighting over it😄
    sneep snoop 2 years ago
    Absolutely splendid, it took a while to make but it was absolutely worth it! I made this for my boyfriend’s family and they devoured it!
    Mary Rogers 2 years ago
    Well, it smells great! Can't wait to try it out 😁
    Lisa Matras 2 years ago
    Very delicious and moist. Used a half cup each of apple sauce and grape seed oil. Added golden raisins to batter and toasted the pecans for the outside. Made a two layer cake. Loved it.
    Janis Cohen 2 years ago
    The cake was DIVINE Everyone loved it So super moist thanks to the pineapple. Would definitely make this recipe again.
    Heather K. 2 years ago
    Delicious very moist
    Jessica 2 years ago
    Amazing!! Tons of compliments and loved so much That two days later, I doubled the recipe and made it again!! I used less sugar in the frosting and added about a cup of chopped walnuts into the mix. I also skipped the nutmeg. I sliced it in half and frosted the top of the first layer and plopped the top on- and frosted that. I chopped walnuts again and used baking paper and after lightly frosting the sides/edges, sprinkled the walnuts all around the edges and used the paper to push them onto the sides, sort of making a walnut “crust” all around. It was amazing!!! Everyone loves it!! The pineapple is a great trick for moisture. I usually use yogurt but gave this a shot and super glad I did!
    Haranczak 3 years ago
    so good...took it to church and it was very enjoyed, with compliments aplenty!
    Debbie 3 years ago
    Great cake, lived by all.
    Richmond 3 years ago
    love this carrot cake made it twice and the family loves it thanks for shearing
    Donna H. 3 years ago
    great followed the recipe
    Doris L. 3 years ago
    Was very moist and delicious. My husband loved it
    Michelle 3 years ago
    Made a few times now and awesome every time! I use closer to 2 3/4 cup confectioners sugar and find it plenty sweet. This has become a staple!
    LISA 3 years ago
    Yummy!!!! Even my usually picky child went back for extra servings. The only thing I would change is use only 3 cups of confectioners sugar in the icing to make it a little less sweet.
    Paul Davalillo 4 years ago
    Excelent. I tried it without the pinnaple. and it worked great. just check the nutmeg is not in clumps and everything will go great.
    Marilyn 4 years ago
    I made this cake for my husbands birthday. It was the best carrot cake we’ve ever had!! I added about 1/2 cup of coconut. I will definitely make again.
    bentsen 4 years ago
    Perfect! Will definitely make it again. Didn’t use any nuts but might next time ...
    PANAZZOLA 4 years ago
    Wonderful, moist, easy. Will never make any other carrot cake. I used pineapple jc. In frosting and was incredible
    Nicole Triche 4 years ago
    literally the moisted cake I have ever made and so so delicious. If I wouldn't have made it myself, I would of thought it came straight for a backery. Hats off to the author. 😁😍
    kim s. 4 years ago
    The cake was very easy and super moist!! Made it twice already!