This Carrot cake recipe has been adjusted and modified after many readings and searching that I did to reach the best Carrot cake. It tastes so yummy with or without the Galze and Frosting ( If you wanna cut down on the calories, but for me, I prefer it with all :-) ). Enjoy.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal.

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger powder

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk(or 3/4 cup milk+ 1 tsp lemon juice,set for 3-5mins)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups grated carrot

  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

  • Buttermilk Glaze (recipe posted on my recipe page:

  • Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe posted on my recipe page: )


  • 1.

    Stir together first 7 ingredients.

  • 2.

    Use one 10-inch cake pan; lightly greased and lined with parchment paper. Set pan aside.

  • 3.

    Beat eggs and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

  • 4.

    Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.

  • 5.

    Bake at 240C° for 7 minutes, reducing temprature gradually till you reach 180C°. Continue baking for another 30-35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.

  • 6.

    Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over cake; cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.

  • 7.

    Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top and sides of cake. spinkle some coconut flakes.


You can decorate the cake as you wish.
You can add 1/2 cup Raisins in the last step with the carrots,pineapple and the coconut If you like so.I didn't.
Baking time varies upon your oven tempature.But it won't be done before half an hour.

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Posted by jackicamReport
Thanks Huda - this cake looks and sounds delicious! I love carrot cake - in it's many flavours and textures, but I haven't tried one with these ingredients, so I'm looking forward to trying it!
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
Like me, I love carrot cake..I used to make it e without the pineapple and coconut, then I read about adding crushed pineapples in some recipes..I think it gives moisture to the cake .. and the glaze as well was a nice idea.. Ive made this cake many times now', and everyone told me it has to be served in a coffee shop or so .. Try it and let me know how it turns out .. Enjoy :-)
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
thanks my dear Noor.. I'm so glad to hear so :-)
waiting to hear more feed backs :-D
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
Hi Cheryl..
The butter glaze and cream cheese recipes is posted here on my recipes page, i've pasted the link now next to each, next time u can try them as well..
so glad that u and ur friends loved it.. it's really a rich tasty cake.
hope u see my msg here and reply to know that u read it..
take care dear..