Spiced Carrot Pineapple Cake
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Spiced Carrot Pineapple Cake -- a delightful mixture of textures and fragrant spices topped with creamy smooth frosting!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18 servings
Cake batter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cup grated and peeled carrots, packed
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup golden raisins, optional
  • 1 can 8 oz crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon of pineapple juice, from above
  • 1 ½ cup of English walnuts
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Tiny pinch of salt
  1. Peel and grate carrots. I use a bag of baby carrots and run them through the food processor.
  2. Measure all dry ingredients into large bowl and whisk together.
  3. In mixing bowl, mix together carrots, drained pineapple, raisins, coconut flakes and walnuts.
  4. Add oil, vanilla and reserved pineapple juice.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each one.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until well mixed about one minute. Do not overmix.
  7. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray and pour batter evenly into pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool thoroughly before cutting or icing.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Soften butter and cream cheese at room temperature.
  2. Cream butter until light about 2 minutes.
  3. Add cream cheese and cream with butter for additional 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. If desired, you can add up to one more cup of powdered sugar to your desired sweetness and firmness.
  6. Keep at room temperature for ease in icing, but refrigerate any leftovers.
A Pinch of Joy
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Serving size: 1 piece 3 inches by 1.5 inches
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at https://www.apinchofjoy.com/2012/07/spiced-carrot-pineapple-cake/