Using both carrots and zucchini gives this cake a unique flavor. Very moist and very tasty! Decorate with maraschino cherries.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
1 3-layer cake


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.

  • Mix sugar, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.

  • Combine oil, eggs, carrots, and zucchini in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Beat in honey. Stir in sugar mixture gradually; beat on medium speed until batter is smooth, about 3 minutes.

  • Divide batter evenly among prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack; allow to cool completely, about 25 minutes.

  • Combine confectioners' sugar, pineapple, cream cheese, walnuts, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat until frosting is smooth. Spread over cooled cakes and stack.

Cook's Note:

This can also be baked in a 9x13-inch baking pan.

Nutrition Facts

740 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 86.7g 28% DV; fat 42.8g 66% DV; cholesterol 92.7mg 31% DV; sodium 413.8mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I loved this cake! I made just a few small changes in the recipe to make it healthier. Instead of 1 1/2 cups of oil I used 3/4 cups coconut oil and 3/4 cups applesauce. I added about 1/2 cup of pecans as well. I baked this in a 9 x 13 pan and halved the icing recipe. I felt the icing was a bit too sweet and would increase the cream cheese and add less sugar next time. This was a real hit tonight with a group of friends and I'll definitely make it again. Read More