Carrot cake. You either love it or hate it, right?
I happen to love it but only if it doesn’t have nuts. Or raisins. Nothing against nut and raisins – I like them, just not in my cake.
Actually, if I’m gonna be honest, the main reason I like carrot cake is it’s marvelous ability to be the base for massive amounts of cream cheese frosting. Can I get an “Amen“??
However, I recently discovered that it can be amazingly delicious without all that frosting! (I still made a cream cheese glaze though – I’m not an animal!) With the addition of coconut and a healthy dose of chocolate chips, this carrot cake rocks! Even if you think you don’t like carrot cake, I bet this recipe could change your mind. It is moist, fluffy, and full of goodness!
Coconut Carrot Mini Cakes
By: Back For Seconds
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- splash of milk
Heather Kaluf says
I love coconut, I must try these soon!
I will definitely have to keep this recipe. Carrot cake is my husband’s fave but wow, does it have a lot of calories. These minis would be perfect. Thanks for sharing this week at BeColorful
Slice of Southern says
These are adorable! Thanks for linking up on Southern Sundays! Featured items will be announced next week so come back, and please bring some more delicious recipes!
Those are too cute and the glaze looks divine! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week. See you next Sunday ~EMM
Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family says
Those look delicious. I love the glaze on top. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.
Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate says
This sounds like a winning combination. Thanks for sharing at this week’s link party!
These look delicious!! I love carrot cake, but don’t love a ton of icing. Coconut and carrot cake sounds like such a great combo! I featured you on my blog this week! Come check it out and grab a button if you like 🙂 http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-favorite-things-thursday-and.html
Katie @ Little Becky Homecky says
YUM! Thanks for sharing at Fantabulous Friday!! These look amazing!
Keeper of the Home... says
Thanks for sharing…looks wonderful! But hmmmm gonna have to add the raisins and nuts…and you betcha – AMEN to cream cheese frosting – why would you eat a cake without it???
Have a great weekend – thanks again for sharing!
Carrie @ young living oil lady says
These look yummy! My husband will love them b/c he is not a fan of raisins 🙂 Would love for you to link up to us on Tuesdays at Kids in the Kitchen:
Hope to see you there!
Ivy and Elephants says
OMG this has to be amazingly delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed this delicious post. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.
I love carrot cake! the mini cakes look so good. I’m a new follower from the blog hop 🙂 x
Shatzi @ Love and Laundry says
Yum!! I wouldn’t have put carrots and coconut together. It looks really good, though. I’ll have to try it.
New follower from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop. =) http://www.love-and-laundry.blogspot.com
Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies says
Amen, honey! You can’t have carrot cake without cream cheese frosting! These are gorgeous!
Wow how yummy! I’m a new follower from a Wed. blog hop, please follow me back at: http://iheartpears.blogspot.com. Thanks!
Pams Party says
I dont eat carrot cake very often, but yours looks really good. I would love it if you would share this recipe on my linky party Dare to Share.
Yum! Love both carrot and coconut–must try soon!
Carolina HeartStrings says
This looks yummy. My family would love it. Come visit us. We have some terrific things going on this week to share with you
Ms Moppet says
You had me with the carrot cake, then I saw the words coconut and cream cheese frosting….oh I’m in trouble….
Our Pinteresting Family says
Looks yummy!! Megan
Love carrot cake and these are so cute! yum!
Aisling Beatha says
might have to make these for the next shared meal at church.
Anita Stafford says
These are so cute and sound great, love the addition of chocolate chips and coconut!
Lisa @ Flour Me With Love says
These look so cute and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday!
Fashion Meets Food says
You make the best mini items! xo
Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says
I am allergic to nuts and I always substitute coconut! These look delicious! Yummy!
Catalina @ Cake with Love says
I love carrot cake, these are so cute, I bakes some carrot cake balls during the weekend I will post the recipe later this week, but your a the oerfect size to enjoy with a side of tea!
4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com says
These look great! I’m not a fan of nuts or raisins in carrot cake either, but the addition of chocolate chips sounds amazing!
Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday! We hope you’ll be back again next week!
Heather Graham says
These look so tasty! YUMMO! I’m so glad that I found your link on Craft-O-Maniac! I’m your newest follower – would love to have you visit my site, soon.
Debra Kapellakis says
cute, tiny bits of YUMMY!
Me And My Sweets says
WOW! Those look amazing and a must try! I’, going to start a monthly link up party “My Sweet party” and I’d love you to join. Check out my blog from 1st of May for more info. Have a great day!
Melissa @ Honeybee Vintage says
These look great:) I’m the opposite about carrot cake…it’s gotta have nuts;) Thanks for sharing!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Um, wow. These are awesome. And I’m so like you – no nuts, no raisins, and for me, no pineapple. And again, yes, it’s merely a vehicle for the frosting! 🙂
Never thought of putting coconut in a carrot cake but it sounds delicious!!
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
These look so yummy! Were they difficult to make?
FABBY'S LIVING says
Loving these mini cakes, they look yummy! I love the idea for individual servings. Thanks for sharing.