Rating: 4.7 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A special carrot cake with chocolate and pineapple. This is great with the coconut cream cheese frosting.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 3 layer 9 inch round cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa, set aside. In another bowl, stir together the eggs, vanilla and oil. Stir in the dry ingredients until they are completely absorbed. Fold in the carrots and pineapple. Pour the batter evenly between the three prepared pans.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese, butter and confectioners sugar in a medium bowl. Beat until smooth, then stir in the coconut and nuts. Frost cake when cool.

Nutrition Facts

860 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 97.6g; fat 51.4g; cholesterol 102.9mg; sodium 560mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2005
This is an excellent cake recipe that makes moist, delicious muffins. I substituted 1 cup of Splenda Granular for 1 cup of the sugar, and I replaced 1 cup of the oil with 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce. I got 18 large muffins out of this recipe, and the crumb is so moist, you won't miss the frosting! Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2002
I made this for my daughter's birthday. It was moist and really good. I used an Italian Cream Cheese Frosting recipe that I have been using for a long time. I will make it again. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2003
This cake is moist and delicious. One little change: I used 1 cup of oil and 1/2 cup orange juice instead of the 1 1/2 cup oil. Also used chocolate fudge icing. But it's good enough to serve w/o frosting. Everyone loved the cake and wanted recipe. Thanks! Read More
(22)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2008
This is a great recipe. I used the full can of crushed pineapple (364ml). And I took the advice of others here and used 1 cup if oil and 1/2 cup of orange juice. I also used a tube pan. Excellent recipe. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
My husband wanted chocolate carrot cake for his birthday but as we are in the process of moving I couldn't find my cook book with the recipe. This was pretty close to what I used but not quite the same. I didn't have enough oil for the recipe and the amount indicated seemed like a ton so I substituted half for applesauce. I had just recently watched a cooking show where the pastry chef recommended mixing cake batter with a whisk instead of an automatic mixer. She said the mixer made the batter tough. I tried the whisk and it was easy and really did seem to improve the batter. It turned out really really good. Moist with a fantastic consistency. Excellent recipe! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
This is the best carrot cake Ever! My family requests it every easter. It's super moist and this chocolate cake version makes it extra speciala and a must try. My hat is off to Lynn. Try this you won't be dissappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
a nice change from the usual carrot cake Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2008
This was AWESOME! The pineapple keeps it VERY moist maybe a little too much so. Next time I will THOUROUGHLY drain and dry the pineapple before incorporating into the recipe. Other than that this was a great scratch recipe. Rich chocolatey and dense. YUMMY! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
My girlfriend gave this recipe to me a few years ago and it is the best I've ever had. I like to make four layers with the cake so you get a bit of icing in every bite. Read More
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