A few weeks back I made the mistake of strolling through our local grocery storeâ€™s bakery. I donâ€™t do it often but sometimes IÂ needsomething and I just donâ€™t feel like baking. That day I needed carrot cake. So I bought these mini carrot cake cupcakes and I was so excited the whole drive home. You know how the store ends. The cake was dry and gross and the â€œcream cheeseâ€ frosting was most definitely not made of cream cheese.
I finally got around to making myself a real carrot cake a couple of days ago and I couldnâ€™t be more thrilled with how it turned out. Iâ€™m kind of a carrot cake purist â€“ only carrots and nuts please â€“ so I was worried about the pineapple and coconut in this recipe but I seriously love both additions. The cake was so moist and seemed to get better after sitting in the fridge overnight.