This is a recipe that Rachel invented (by modifying a different recipe) for Tim’s friend Zack before their cruise. Supposedly it was “the best carrot cake ever”.
1 cup chopped walnuts
(instructions on next page) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease either a 9 x 13” pan or two 9” round pans. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, applesauce, white & brown sugars & vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in pineapple & carrots. Fold in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan(s).
Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 min (for 9 x 13 pan) or 35-40 min (for 2 9” round pans), or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15 min., then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped walnuts. Frost the cooled cake.