How to make it

  • Evenly space racks in oven and heat to 350.
  • Spray bottom & sides of pans and line bottom with parchment; spray parchment
  • Sift flour soda, salt and cinnamon into medium bowl
  • In large bowl, beat eggs and sugar @ medium for 3 minutes. Or until thickened and light in color. Beat in oil at low speed. Stir in flour mixture until blended.
  • Stir in carrots, pineapple, coconut and 1 Cup walnuts until blended.
  • Divide batter evenly among pans and bake 25 minutes, turn pans and bake an additional 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean and cake starts to pull away from sides of pan..
  • Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes: invert, remove parchment and cool completely.
  • Frosting
  • Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl at medium speed for 3 minutes, beat in vanilla.
  • Add powdered sugar; beat at low speed 1 minutes or until smooth
  • Place 1 layer on serving plate; spread with 1 Cup frosting
  • Repeat
  • Top with remaining layer spread top and sides with thin layer of frosting
  • Coat again with smooth layer of frosting
  • Press chopped walnuts onto sides of cake
  • Make cake up to 2 days ahead and refrigerate or up to 3 weeks ahead and freeze
  • To freeze, place cake in freezer until frosting is firm
  • Wrap in plastic wrap, then heavy duty foil
  • To defrost, place in refrigerator overnight; remove wrapping
  • Serve at room temp, refrigerate leftovers

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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    Great recipe, glad I found it, missed it when it was first posted. Definitely saved, and you have my 5...thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    delicous cake thanks-love carrot cake-Cream cheese icing yum thanks
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  • jett2whit 10 years ago
    sounds great! I love pineapple and carrots together. This reminds me of the Hummingbird Cake recipe. Carrot cake is one of my favorites!! Jett
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  • zena824 10 years ago
    Carrot cake is one of my all time favorite cakes... if its done right it will melt in your mouth and I bet this one will.... sounds devine.... I can just taste it now...
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  • henrie 10 years ago
    Same here, I love big cakes, they are so impressive! This sounds really good, will bookmark it to try soon, great post, thanks for sharing.
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  • rosemaryblue 10 years ago
    This truly is outstanding! I love the "bigness" of it!!..from the 6 eggs, 2 cans pineapple, etc. Am bookmarking this! Thanks for sharing.:)
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