*I did about 1/2 c. of finely grated carrots and the rest using the regular size holes on the grater. I find it makes for the perfect texture.
**You can sub out the 1/3 c. of oil for additional unsweetened applesauce. That will make it 1 c. of oil and 2/3 c. of applesauce. Just know that the cake might be slightly more dense.
***I pushed my pineapple through a mesh sieve to remove excess juice. It's ok if it's moist, but not dripping.