Model Chrissy Teigen tweeted about this awesome Carrot Cake Recipe, which she found by Googling “Best Carrot Cake Ever”.  In that tweet, she was convincing enough of her love for this wonderful cake (which includes pineapple and coconut along with the grated carrots) that People Magazine shared her thoughts and the recipe on (the recipe originally appeared on as shared by Southern Living).  According to People:

The cake, which is a recipe from Southern Living, stands out from others because in addition to the obvious shredded carrots, the cake batter is bolstered with crushed pineapple and shredded coconut. Once baked, each layer topped with a caramelized buttermilk glaze and frosted with the classic cream cheese icing.

Doesn’t the fantastic photo of a slice, taken by Tina Cornett, make your mouth water!  Here’s what you’ll need to make Southern Living’s “Best Carrot Cake”:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 large eggs
2 cups sugar
¾ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrot
1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (3 ½-oz.) can flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Buttermilk Glaze:
1 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup butter or margarine
1 tbsp. light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:
¾ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Click Here to head on over to to read more about Chrissy’s comments and to learn how to put everything together.  Do you think Chrissy’s husband is a fan of the cake too?!!