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CARROT CAKE WITH RAISINS, PINEAPPLE, NUTS AND COCONUT

I got this recipe from the Betty Crocker website.  This is a very moist cake and makes a great dessert.

1 package Betty Crocker Super Moist carrot cake mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1 tub (1 lb.) Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting or you can use my recipe for homemade cream cheese frosting in my recipe box on this blog
Heat oven to 350 degrees, grease or spray two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans.  In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and pineapple(with juice) with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.  Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Stir in nuts, coconut and raisins.  Pour into pans.  Bake 8 inch rounds 40 to 45 minutes,  9 inch rounds 30 to 35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans.  Frost with cream cheese frosting when completely cooled.  Enjoy!

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16 Comments

  1. I made this cake in a Bundt pan and I loved it I had been looking for a recipe that had both coconut and pineapple. When I make it again I would put in more pineapple and more coconut but worried it would be too moist and fall apart. Anyone have any thought on this?

  2. looks delicious!! 🙂 Nothing better than a slice of a good carrot cake! My family loves carrot cake too.

  3. A close friend’s Aunt Sheila made this cake last night (candied pecans on top) and I have to say, it was a major event in my life! Yum! It’s on the list for Christmas gifting this year!

  4. Have u had the carrott cake from SAM”S that is the Cake I want the recipe for I LUV that cake I have tried other recipes for carrott and I’m not happy with them ..I haven’t tried this …but darn I want the recipe for SAM”S cake ..Maybe I should go to work just until I get the recipe ? hope someone who reads these replys might have a recipe close to Sam’s .. You have a lot of Wonderful recipes yourself and Thanks !!

  5. oh thank goodness i found your site…i wanted a recipe with pineapple and walnuts and raisins.
    my daughter turns 50 and it is her fav.
    on to do it tomorrow.
    they will drive up here to northern VT. on Fri.
    thanks again.

  6. That looks wonderful, Judy. Carrot cake is my very favorite cake (other than apple and oatmeal cake like the one you make). I tend to really like substantial spicy cakes with caramel or cream cheese frosting.

    Okay, now I’m really feeling hungry… 🙂

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