Peanutty Carrot Cake

Peanut butter chips and a coconut frosting make this carrot cake special.

Peanutty Carrot Cake


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups carrots, grated
  • 1 (10 ounce) package REESE’S® Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup MOUNDS® Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round baking pans.

2 In large bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to egg mixture and blend well. Stir in carrot, peanut butter chips and walnuts.

3 Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely. Spread Nutty Coconut Frosting between layers and on top of cake. 10 to 12 servings.

4 Nutty Coconut Frosting: In medium saucepan, combine evaporated milk, granulated sugar, butter and egg. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil; boil and stir 2 minutes. Cool slightly; add coconut, walnuts and vanilla. Cool to spreading consistency, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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