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This cake can be prepared one day ahead. Sweetened cream of coconut is available in the liquor section of most supermarkets.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients
  cup sifted all purpose flour
 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
 1 cup dry-roasted macadamia nuts
 1 drop salt
 4 large eggs
 2 cups finely grated peeled carrots

For cake:
1

Preheat oven to 350°F for 5 Minutes. Butter three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper. Combine 1/3 cup flour and next 3 ingredients in processor. Process until nuts are finely chopped. Whisk remaining 2 cups flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl to blend.

2

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend. Add eggs 1 at a time for 15 Minutes, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Beat in flour-spice mixture. Stir in coconut-macadamia mixture, then carrots and crushed pineapple.

3

Divide batter among pans. Bake until tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 30 Minutes. Cool in pans on racks 1 hour. Run knife around edge of pans to loosen cakes. Turn cakes out onto racks; cool completely.

For Frosting
4

Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar, then cream of coconut and both extracts. Chill until firm enough to spread, about 10 Minutes.

5

Place 1 cake layer, flat side up, on platter. Spread 3/4 cup frosting over top of cake. Top with second cake layer, flat side up. Spread 3/4 cup frosting over. Top with third cake layer, rounded side up, pressing slightly to adhere. Spread thin layer of frosting over top and sides of cake. Chill cake and remaining frosting 30 minutes. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Arrange whole nuts and ginger around top edge of cake. Chill 40 Minutes. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome and chill. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving.)

Ingredients

Ingredients
  cup sifted all purpose flour
 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
 1 cup dry-roasted macadamia nuts
 1 drop salt
 4 large eggs
 2 cups finely grated peeled carrots

Directions

For cake:
1

Preheat oven to 350°F for 5 Minutes. Butter three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper. Combine 1/3 cup flour and next 3 ingredients in processor. Process until nuts are finely chopped. Whisk remaining 2 cups flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl to blend.

2

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend. Add eggs 1 at a time for 15 Minutes, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Beat in flour-spice mixture. Stir in coconut-macadamia mixture, then carrots and crushed pineapple.

3

Divide batter among pans. Bake until tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 30 Minutes. Cool in pans on racks 1 hour. Run knife around edge of pans to loosen cakes. Turn cakes out onto racks; cool completely.

For Frosting
4

Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar, then cream of coconut and both extracts. Chill until firm enough to spread, about 10 Minutes.

5

Place 1 cake layer, flat side up, on platter. Spread 3/4 cup frosting over top of cake. Top with second cake layer, flat side up. Spread 3/4 cup frosting over. Top with third cake layer, rounded side up, pressing slightly to adhere. Spread thin layer of frosting over top and sides of cake. Chill cake and remaining frosting 30 minutes. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Arrange whole nuts and ginger around top edge of cake. Chill 40 Minutes. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome and chill. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving.)

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5 Comments

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  2. Annie Johnson 22. juli 2018 at 09:43

    Hanna that was a great recipe, made it so easily by following your instructions. Thanks so much for sharing it!

    Reply
  3. Jerry Parker 22. juli 2018 at 09:45

    Hanna, will you marry me?

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