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Moist and Delicious Carrot Cake

Moist and Delicious Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is one of my favourite desserts of all time. I find layered carrot cake to be dry more often than not. The one thing this carrot cake is not is dry. The addition of pineapple makes it moist and delicious.

Made in a 11X13 pan, this carrot cake recipe is perfect for a potluck. I promise that you will get asked for the recipe time and time again!

Carrots

Moist and Delicious Carrot Cake

Yield: 16

The best Carrot Cake you've ever had!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, you can mix whole wheat and white flour for this
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups grated carrot
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 8 oz cream cheese, 250 ml
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cup icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. 
  2. Cream sugar and oil together. 
  3.  Add next 5 ingredients & mix.
  4. Gradually add the carrots, egg and pineapple. 
  5. Bake in a 11X13 inch greased dish for 40 minutes.
  6. Bring cream cheese and butter to room temperature & then cream together.
  7.  Add vanilla & icing sugar. Beat until smooth. Spread icing on cooled cake.

Notes

I made the icing quite late at night so I did not have time to bring the cream cheese & butter to room temperature. This led to the little bits in the frosting that did not completely mix in. This detracts from the aesthetics but it still tastes super yummy. Definitely 5/5

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 46gProtein: 4g
the best carrot cake ever

 

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Merry

Friday 18th of May 2007

This recipe is super-easy & it is really, really moist (I really hate that word but it fits in this case). All my co-workers loved it. I even got a few "best ever" compliments. Definitely worth a try.

sognatrice

Thursday 17th of May 2007

Another carrot cake lover here too--looks fabulous :)

Shan

Thursday 17th of May 2007

This looks so yummy. I love carrot cake.

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