Everyday Recipes

Carrot Cake with Coconut and Dulce de Leche

Carrot Cake with Coconut and Dulce de Leche
Level
Easy
Prep: 
20 min
Cook 
50 min
Servings
16 servings
  • This carrot cake makes a wonderful Easter dessert. The presentation is made even more beautiful by topping with toasted shredded coconut and filling the center of the cake with chocolate eggs.

Key Ingredients

A squeeze bottle with a brown cap featuring the La Lechera logo and a stack of pancakes with a dulce de leche drizzle.
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche Squeeze Bottle
11.5 Squeeze Bottle
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 package (16.5 ounces) spice cake mix
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk, plus 1 tablespoon for thinning frosting
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche (squeezable bottle)
  • 1 container (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
  • Foil-wrapped chocolate eggs

Make It

Step 1

Spray 9-inch Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using 1 cup evaporated milk, oil and eggs.

Step 3

Stir in carrots, pineapple and nuts. Pour into prepared 9-inch Bundt pan.

Step 4

Bake for 45 minutes or until small knife inserted in cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 45 minutes. Unmold onto a large plate or tray.

Step 5

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add shredded coconut and toast, stirring frequently, until coconut begins to brown. Remove from heat.

Step 6

Pour dulce de leche over top of cake. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Add 1 tablespoon evaporated milk to frosting and stir until frosting thins.

Step 8

Frost top surface of cake with cream cheese frosting. Top with toasted coconut and decorate with foil wrapped chocolate eggs by placing them in center of bundt cake.
Tips:
Substitute spice cake mix with yellow cake mix plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg. If NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche is not available in a bottle, warm canned dulce de leche and stir in 1 tablespoon of NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Fat Free Milk to thin consistency.

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