Divorce Carrot Cake

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There’s a recipe over on Reddit that’s getting rave reviews. It’s weird name is explained by the OP, u/spider_hugs… “This was my mom’s recipe. Named so because my dad sheepishly asked me to make for his birthday, despite the fact they’ve been divorced for over 20 years. Use a cream cheese frosting.” Some people complain that the cake is too dense. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m looking forward to having a reason to.

OP only posted a screenshot of a recipe card, so here’s the recipe written out:

    • 1c oil
    • 1/2 to 3/4 c honey
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
    • 2c carrots, grated
    • 2c  flour *
    • 2 tsp cinnamon *
    • 2 tsp baking soda *
    • 1 c coconut
    • 1/2 c walnuts
    • Raisins
Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease and flour two cake pans.
Combine dry * ingredients in a medium bowl.
Combine oil, honey, eggs, pineapple in a large bowl.
Mix dry bowl and any remaining ingredients into “wet” bowl.
Pour into cake pans.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.


OP doesn’t specify a recipe for the cream cheese frosting, but this one is pretty good.

    • 8 tablespoons (113g) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • one 8-ounce package (227g) cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups (283g to 397g) confectioners’ sugar
    • 1 teaspoon milk or cream, optional, if necessary to thin frosting

Beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the salt and vanilla. Beat in the sugar. Add a teaspoon of milk or cream if the frosting is too stiff to spread; add additional sugar if it’s too thin.