Grandma's Carrot Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups carrots, grated
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan. Sift together the flour,baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.


  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine the sugar and oil until blended.Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated.Fold in the pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts.Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.While still warm, poke holes in the cake with a fork.

  • Step 4

    For the glaze:In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla.Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.Pour glaze over warm cake, then allow to cool completely.

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