Carrot Cake

They say it’s the best… what do you think?

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • ¾ cup golden raisins
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2½ cups shredded carrots-hand grate for finest carrots
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (pre-toast for more flavor, if desired)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, plus extra for decorating top, if desired (pre-toast for even more flavor, if desired)
  • Orange Zest Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 8 ounce cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar

Click HERE for the instructions

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