This is the BEST Layered Carrot Cake Recipe you will make – or so says everyone who has tasted it. Its super moist without being oily, spiced perfectly, and the silky Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting is out of this world! Bring these layers of deliciousness to a party and everyone will be begging you for the recipe!
Its Carrot Cake time! Or almost. Or can we just pretend its Spring already so you can make this Best ever Layered Carrot Cake every single week until Easter? Because you are going to WANT to make this Best ever Layered Carrot Cake every single week until Easter. I thought for about two seconds to wait to post this Layered Carrot Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting until Spring but that would just be selfish because this Carrot Cake will make you very, very happy. And I want to make you happy.
I based this layered carrot cake recipe after my wildly popular Cream Cheese Stuffed Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze but increased the recipe to make a triple layer cake so we not only enjoy three layers of moist, spice infused brown sugar carrot cake, but multiple layers of the heavenly, lightly sweetened Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting. Because, like I said, I want to make you happy.
The carrot cake itself is infused with brown sugar, cinnamon, hints of allspice and nutmeg, vanilla extract, vanilla yogurt, crushed pineapple, finely ground pecans and of course, carrots! The harmonious medley of ingredients are evenly dispersed throughout the cake and are not overly discernible yet each ingredient adds to the overall perfection, flavor and moistness. So if you have never added crushed pineapple to your carrot cake or are hesitant about adding carrots to cake – don’t shy away, they make all the difference in creating an obsessive worthy cake.
To turn this classic carrot cake into the Best Ever Carrot cake, it has to have the Best Ever Cream Cheese Frosting. By simply adding vanilla yogurt and pineapple preserves to our luscious Cream Cheese Frosting, we’ve done just that. The vanilla yogurt adds a depth of silkiness and flavor while the pineapple preserves add a light, bright, pineapple tang all sweetened by powdered sugar.
Many grocery stores carry pineapple preserves, but sometimes you have to look closely. I almost walked out of my grocery store but finally spotted it on the very top shelf. So if you aren’t sure if your grocery store carries pineapple preserves, definitely ask. I have had success at Vons. And if that fails, there is always Amazon. Another life’s pleasure that makes me very very happy.
But back to your happiness. Make this Three Layer Carrot Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting. Make it for Easter, make it for Spring celebrations – baby showers, Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc., or just make it. and eat it. and smile.
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