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How to Make Costco Carrot Cake Recipe

Costco Carrot Cake Recipe

If you’ve ever indulged in a slice of Costco’s famous carrot cake, you know it’s something truly special. Moist, rich, and bursting with flavor, this dessert is a crowd-pleaser that stands out on any table.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Rest time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 300kcal


  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1 Can pineapple with juice crushed
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups White sugar
  • 2 cups Carrots shredded
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
  • Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Use a spatula to fold in the ingredients until everything is well combined.
  • Grate your carrots and drain the crushed pineapple. Add them to the batter and use a spatula to gently fold them in until evenly distributed.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Prepare the frosting by beating together softened cream cheese and unsalted butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add in powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beating until smooth.
  • Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the frosting evenly over the top.
  • Cut the cake into slices and serve with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.


  • Make sure to use a large mixing bowl for the batter, as it can get quite full.
  • For a lighter option, try using whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.
  • You can also add raisins or coconut flakes for extra texture and flavor to the cake.
  • To make slicing easier, refrigerate the cake for 30 minutes before cutting.
  • For a more indulgent treat, warm up a slice of cake in the microwave for a few seconds before serving. The frosting will melt slightly and make it even more irresistible!
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