There are few desserts that have such a committed following as carrot cake. People who love it will go to the ends of the earth for a good one. This one fits the bill. It’s fluffy, super moist and made with cozy warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It’s also loaded with delicious, chewy and crunchy bits of walnuts, raisins, and coconut. And you can’t miss the rich, buttery cream cheese frosting that blankets every bite.
This cake is delightfully moist as it is, but some people don’t consider a carrot cake legit if it doesn’t have the flavor and added moisture of crushed pineapple. If you’re one of those, feel free to mix in 2/3 cup crushed pineapple along with the eggs. This cake is a year-round favorite for all sorts of occasions.