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Coconut Carrot Cake

Coconut Carrot Cake

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

Coconut Carrot Cake

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups freshly grated carrots
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz block cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Coconut Carrot Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease two 8″ or 9″ pans.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the vegetable oil and both sugars on medium high until combined – about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time, incorporating fully after each addition. Add in vanilla extract.
  • Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients. Be careful not to over mix!
  • Fold in the shredded carrots and coconut with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Evenly distribute the batter to your prepared pans and bake about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cakes cool about 10 minutes in the pan. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and cream cheese together on high – about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the powdered sugar slowly.
  • Add the vanilla and beat until light and fluffy – about 3 minutes.

Assembly

  • Level the cake layers using a knife or cake leveler.
  • Place one layer of cake on a turntable or cake stand. Evenly spread a bit of frosting onto the top.
  • Repeat with the next layer(s) of cake.
  • Coat the outside of your cake with a light layer of frosting, also known as a crumb coat. Then put the cake in the fridge about 30 minutes.
  • Take the cake out and decorate with remaining frosting as desired.
Keyword carrot cake, coconut carrot cake