Chyrel's Recipes From Friends

Carrot Cake
Posted by:  Tuddles Thu, 19 Feb 2004, at 8:58 a.m.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups finely grated carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup well-drained crushed pineapple
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts, divided

Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add eggs, oil, carrots, and vanilla; beat until combined. Stir in pineapple, coconut and 1/2 cup nuts. Pour into a greased 13 in. x 9 in. x 2 in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degree for 50-60 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool. Combine frosting ingredients in a small bowl; mix until well blended.

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