Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 3eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk.Stir in carrots, coconut, vanilla, and pineapple. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; gently stir into carrot mixture.Stir in chopped nuts. Spread batter into prepared pan.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.Remove from oven, and set aside to cool.

  • Step 4

    In a medium mixing bowl, combine butter or margarine, cream cheese, vanilla, and confectioners sugar. Blend until creamy. Frost cake while still in the pan.

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