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Carrot Cake Category on Cookie Madness

Divorce Carrot Cake Six Inch Layer

Adapted from Reddit, where a reader claims her dad asked her to make her mom's carrot cake even though they'd been divorced for years.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Carrot Cake, Divorce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Cost 6


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 135 grams
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oil 105 grams
  • 6 tablespoons honey 120 grams (see note about maple syrup)
  • 1 large egg plus 2 tablespoons lightly beaten egg That's 1 1/2 eggs or about 70 grams beaten egg
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, drained 8 oz can, so about 230 grams
  • 1 slightly heaping cup of grated carrots 110 grams
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut 50 grams
  • 1/3 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (240 grams)
  • 1/4 cup butter, salted or unsalted okay softened (56 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted (60 grams)
  • lemon juice to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease and flour two six inch round cake pans.
  • Stir the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
  • Combine oil, honey, eggs and drained pineapple in a large bowl. If you want, you can use the juice from the drained pineapple to soak the raisins.
  • Mix dry ingredients, plus carrots, coconut, walnuts and raisins together into the wet ingredients until well-combined.
  • Pour into cake pans and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature (not too cool) and slightly softened. Beat together the cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth, then beat in the vanilla.
  • Scrape down side of the bowl and continue beating, adding lemon juice to taste.


I actually used 4 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons maple syrup.  The original recipe calls for just honey.  I'd definitely use the maple syrup again, but if you don't have any don't let it stop you from making the cake.