In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, egg white, sugar, and oil.
In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and beat all together.
Add carrots, pineapple, and pecans, if using, and mix again. Pour into prepared pans.
Place both pans on the same oven rack and
Remove from the oven and place pans on wire racks. Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove from pans. Allow cake layers to cool completely on wire racks before frosting.
In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract.
Gradually beat in confectioner’s sugar. Add milk to desired consistency. Don’t make it too thin or it will slide off the cake.
Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with crushed pecans if desired.
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