How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease 3 9″ round cake pans and line with parchment.
  • Combine 1/3 c flour, and next 3 ingredients in processor.
  • process until nuts are finely chopped.
  • Whisk remaining flour, baking soda, salt, spices, and baking powder in a bowl to blend.
  • In an electric mixer beat sugar and oil
  • add eggs, one at a time, incorporating each throroughly.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Beat in flour-spice mixture.
  • Stir in macadamia mixture and then pineapple, carrot, grated ginger mixture.
  • Divide amoung pans.
  • BAke until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  • Let cool in pans for one hour.
  • Run knife around edge to loosen cakes and turn out.
  • Let cool completely..In fact, putting them in the freezer for a bit at this point is helpful in the frosting process.
  • Frosting:
  • Beat cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Beat in powdered sugar
  • Beat in cream of coconut and both extracts and Monin macadamia nut syrup.
  • Chill until firm enough to spread, about half an hour.
  • Place one cake layer, flat side up and spread with about 3/4c frosting.
  • Add next layer and so on, finishing the top and sides with a thin layer of frosting.
  • Chill thoroughly.
  • Use the rest of the frosting to put another layer of frosting over the top and sides
  • chill until 1 hour before serving time.

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  • hopscotch 8 years ago
    Thank-you for adding to my repertoire of variations for a carrot cake. My database is now growing to three.
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    I am a fan of carrot cake.Looks wonderfull for all occasions.
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  • annastasia 10 years ago
    OMG!!! This looks amazing!!! Must try it soon...very soon!!! :o)
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  • zena824 10 years ago
    This looks and sounds heavenly.... Im a fan of *big cakes* this is a must try for me..
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