Walnut-Carrot Cake


Walnut-Carrot Cake

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White frosted cake topped with walnuts on a cake stand

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 16
    4 Hy-Vee large eggs, beaten
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee sugar
    2 c. Hy-Vee flake coconut
    1 c. Hy-Vee English walnut pieces
    3 c. finely shredded carrots
    1 (8 oz) can Hy-Vee crushed pineapple, drained
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee vegetable oil
    2 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee baking powder
    3 tsp. Hy-Vee cinnamon
    1 ½ tsp. allspice
    Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe follows
    2 c. Hy-Vee whole English walnuts
    Cream Cheese Frosting
    2 (8 oz each) pkg Hy-Vee cream cheese, softened
    1 c. Hy-Vee butter, softened
    6 c. Hy-Vee powdered sugar
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla
    Additional powdered sugar, optional


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 (9-inch) round cake pans by spraying bottom of pans with non-stick cooking spray and coating with flour; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until blended. Add sugar and stir by hand. Stir in coconut, walnuts pieces, carrots and pineapple. Add oil and stir until well mixed. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and allspice. Pour dry ingredients into wet mixture, stirring until flour mixture is just mixed with the wet ingredients. Do not over-stir or cake will be tough.
    3. Pour batter evenly into prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool on wire racks for 5-8 minutes. Remove from pans and allow cakes to cool completely.
    4. Prepare frosting as directed below. To assemble cake, place one layer on cake plate. Spread frosting over cake layer. Top with remaining layer and frost entire cake, reserving 1 cup frosting for piping. Using reserved frosting, fill pastry bag fitted with small round tip; pipe border and 8 rosettes on cake top. Place a whole walnut on each of the 8 rosettes for garnish. Chop remaining walnuts; lightly press onto sides of cake.
    5. To make cream cheese frosting, in a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar. Add vanilla mixing until smooth and creamy.
    6. Reserve 1 cup frosting for piping. If necessary, add additional powdered sugar to create piping consistency.

    Nutrition facts


    930 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 60g
    • Cholesterol: 110mg
    • Sodium: 230mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 98g
    • Protein: 9g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 90%
    Vitamin C 4%
    Iron 10%
    Calcium 8%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2012.