Look how purty The farm fresh eggs made this batter a bright yellow Now you want to alternate adding the flour mixture and milk. Start with some flour and mixThen add a couple of tablespoons of whole milk and mix then repeat until all the flour and milk are used. You should probably scrape down the sides of the bowl in between each step Now add all the grated carrot. I used a box grater to grate mine youd think Id have learned from my zucchini bread post, but noooo Not only did it take me forever to grate two cups of carrots but there was carrot shrapnel on the floor, counter and me ugh. Save yourself the misery and bust out a food processor, unless you dont have one, then GOOD LUCK and happy gratingGood thing Seamus the floor cleaner is nearby to get the falling pieces Look he got something His whiskers are crumbed When we got him as a puppy, the breeders called him Sad Eyes yeah well he uses those on me all the time to get treats and they work to wellAfter adding the carrot mix. Now you can add the fresh crushed pineapple mmmmm smells sooo gooooood Mix as well until incorporated. Measure a heaping cup of flaked coconut. Then add it to the batter. Mix just until combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to insure all ingredients are mixed well. CarrotCake.jpg' alt='Carrot Cake Recipe From Scratch' title='Carrot Cake Recipe From Scratch' />Divide evenly into the two greased 9 inch cake pans. Tap on the counter to settle the batter. Bake for 3. 5 to 4. In my oven it only took 3. But we all have different ovens so watch it carefully. Let the cakes cool for 1. Set your timer and go check your facebook, wash some dishes or do another load of laundry Run a knife along the edges of the cake to loosen. Once the cakes are removed from the pan, let them cool completely before frosting. Oh my goodness I really wish you could smell this All right the time has come to frost. I have already made the Classic Cream Cheese Frosting. So now I just cut some small strips of wax paper and placed them on the cake stand. The reason I do this is so that when I frost I dont get frosting all over the cake plate. Ill remove the strips before slicing and serving the cake. Place one of the cake layers upside down and remove the wax paper liner. Next dollop with a good amount of the cream cheese frosting onto the top or bottom of the cake. Spread evenly leaving an over hang of frosting. Carefully place the next layer upside down on top of the frosting. Place the remaining cream cheese frosting on top of the second layer and spread evenly on the top and the sides of the cake. Remove the wax paper strips and ta dahNow pat yourself on the back This cake is super moist. Now if you need an indication of how good this cake is Ill tell ya My husband hates carrots, pineapple and coconut. But he loved this cake He even made sure that I put that in this postThe flavors meld so well they become one in a sense. I love this cake and you will too Just think it has all the food groups in it so its GOTTA be healthy Also, when you have a cake with cream cheese frosting make sure you store it in the refrigerator Yield 1 two layer cake. Prep Time 2. 0 minutes. Cook Time 3. 0 4. Total Time 1 hour time to cool cake layers nit includedIngredients 2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour. Baking Powder. 2 tsp. Cinnamon. 14 teaspoon Nutmeg. Unsalted Butter, softened. Sugar. 3 whole Eggs. Whole Milk. 2 cups grated Carrots. Coconut. 1 cup 8 oz. Pineapple, crushed 1 recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting. Optional 12 cup chopped Walnuts. Directions Preheat your oven to 3. F. Butter and line two 9 inch cake pans with wax or parchment paper. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg until well blended set aside. Add a cup of fresh pineapple to a mini food processor with any juices and puree until it measures 1 cup, adding more if needed. Pineapple should be slightly chunky and resemble canned crushed pineapple. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing until well blended. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating until well blended after each addition. Add carrots, coconut, and pineapple walnuts too if youre using them mix well. Pour evenly into 2 greased 9 inch round cake pans. Bake for 3. 5 4. Cool in pans 1. Remove from pans cool completely on wire racks. Place 1 of the cake layers on serving plate upside down, remove wax paper and spread with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cover with remaining cake layer upside down remove wax paper again and spread top and side of cake with remaining frosting. Cut a huge piece for yourself and enjoy Like any cream cheese frosted goodie, make sure you store this cake in refrigerator. Carrot Cake Poke Cakeposted by Ashton. April 1. 4, 2. 01. Moist carrot cake, creamy whipped topping, and caramel on top. Whats not to love NOTE this recipe was originally published in 2. I wish I had found the time to update these photos and the recipe for you this year, but sadly I think Ill have to put it off another year. I still wanted to re share this recipe in time for Easter, its always a big hit and perfect for your family get togethers this weekend Enjoy For a woman who has spent 2. I feel qualified to assure you that this cake is the best carrot cake youll ever taste. Because I SCARFED it. It reminded me a lot of the Caramel Carrot Cake Cheesecake Trifle I made for Chriss birthday last year, which was also incredibly delicious that link has suggestions for a lightened up version, if youre watching the cals. This is pretty much your run of the mill BTS cake, but, you know with carrot cake. Which obviously makes it seasonally appropriate for spring and Easter. The topping is a little special its a sweet whipped combo of cream cheese, cool whip, and cool whip frosting. Breakfast Sandwich Recipes. And its topped with caramel sauce and chopped pecans, like any decent carrot cake should be I think youll love this as much as I did Be warned make it when youre expecting a crowd. This stuff goes down the hatch waaaaaaay too easily to make it when youre home alone Better Than Easter Carrot Cake Poke Cake. Ingredients. The 9x. Carrot Cake recipe of your choice, baked and cooled I used a box mix. Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting Cream Cheese flavor if your store carries it, mine doesnt. Approx. 12 cup caramel sundae sauce just pour on as much or as little as youd like. Approx. 1 cup chopped pecans sprinkle on as much or as little as youd like. Instructions. Leave the cake in the dish it was baked in this is not a free standing cake. Poke approximately 2. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over top, trying to fill the holes as much as possible. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the cool whip, the cool whip frosting, and the whipped cream cheese until smooth. Spread over top of the cake. Pour the caramel sauce over top of the cake, and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, really overnight is best. Cut into 1. 2 squares to serve you can cut more, 11. Notes about this recipe Cool Whip Frosting is not the same as cool whip. But you can find it right beside the cool whip in the freezer section of your grocery store. You will not be able to stop eating this. Just a fact. Carrot Cake from Friends About the author. Ashton Swank. Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.