Carrot cake on wood with honey comb
5 from 4 votes

Pineapple Carrot Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Icing

Moist carrot cake with pineapple, coconut, and walnuts.  Topped with honey-sweetened cream cheese icing.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake with pineapple, honey cream cheese icing, pineapple carrot cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
assembly 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 756 kcal
Author Janet Barton


Carrot Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups carrots finely grated
  • 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple with juices
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut sweetened flaked
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans chopped

Honey Cream Cheese Icing

  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened ( 1 1/2 pkgs)
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup honey



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour 3 6-inch round baking pans.   Beat in dry ingredients.   

  2. Sift or whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together.  Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and eggs until light yellow in color.  Slowly add in oil and mix until completely blended.  Add buttermilk and vanilla. Fold in carrots, coconut, pineapple with juice and walnuts.

  4. Transfer batter to prepared pans,   Bake 30-35 minutes or until tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven.  Cool in pans for about 5 minutes.  Turn cakes out onto a cooling rack.  Cool completely before icing.  OR for a more moist cake after 5 minutes of cooling, wrap each cake in plastic wrap an place in a freezer until completely cooled or freeze for later use.  


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl until fluffy.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and honey.  Beat until smooth.  Spread frosting between cooled layers of cake, sides, and top of the cake.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Carrot Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Icing
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 756 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 400mg17%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 70g78%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.