Carrot Sheet Cake


This carrot cake is such a well loved recipe in my family. It's delicious, moist, and unlike most recipes I've ever tried. My younger sister loves this carrot cake so much she hired a baker to use our family recipe for her wedding cake.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 10x15-inch cake


  • cooking spray


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 1 ⅓ cups finely grated carrots

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ⅓ cups sifted powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray a sheet cake pan or a 10x15-inch glass casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Beat eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer until foamy. Slowly add in sugar and mix until incorporated. Beat in flour mixture alternately with the oil, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in pineapple, carrots, coconut, and walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  5. Combine softened butter and cream cheese in a bowl. Whip until fluffy using an electric mixer. Add sifted powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated and fluffy. Spread over the cooled carrot cake.

Cook's Note:

The powdered sugar needs to be sifted first, and then measured.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
24g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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