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Ginger-Coconut Carrot Cake

Makes: 12  servings Prep 30 mins Start to Finish  2 hr
Ginger-Coconut Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups  granulated sugar, plus more for pans
  • 2 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons  grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup  vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 cups  grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup  chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups  toasted sweetened coconut
  • Large coconut shavings, toasted
Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 8 ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pound  confectioners' sugar (4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 8-inch round cake pans; line bottoms with parchment. Grease and sprinkle with granulated sugar; tap out excess. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

2. Beat eggs and granulated sugar until light. Add ginger and oil. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in grated carrots, pecans and sweetened coconut.

3. Divide batter among pans and bake for 25 to 30 min or until cakes spring back when touched in the center. Cool 15 min. Turn cakes out of pans and cool completely, top sides up.

For frosting::

4. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla and beat just until combined and smooth.

5. Assemble cakes on platter, spreading the center of each cake with a generous layer of frosting. Garnish with coconut shavings. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 12
  • cal.(kcal)822,
  • Fat, total(g)46,
  • chol.(mg)122,
  • sat. fat(g)18,
  • carb.(g)98,
  • Monosaturated fat(g)10,
  • Polyunsaturated fat(g)14,
  • fiber(g)3,
  • sugar(g)74,
  • pro.(g)8,
  • vit. A(IU)5102,
  • vit. C(mg)2,
  • Thiamin(mg)0,
  • Riboflavin(mg)0,
  • Niacin(mg)2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6)(mg)0,
  • Folate(g)65,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12)(g)0,
  • sodium(mg)456,
  • Potassium(mg)249,
  • calcium(mg)111,
  • iron(mg)2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet