This is my favorite, favorite carrot cake. I had two pieces to be sure it was good enough to share the recipe. :<)
Carrot and Pineapple Cake
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add 1 cup grated carrots and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. I grate and chop in the food processor.
Add 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple.
Bake in 9 x 13-inch pan greased with cooking spray in preheated 350º F. oven for about 40 minutes.
Cool and frost.
3 Tablespoons soft cream cheese
3 Tablespoons soft butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
enough confectioners' sugar to frost the cake. I just kept adding it by 1/4 cup measures. I sifted it into the bowl so it would be smooth. Add water or milk if needed.
You could bake this in a smaller pan for a higher cake, but I've found the 9x 13 to be fine.