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Pineapple Carrot Cake
A family favourite, this beats any carot cake recipe out there!
For the cake
- 2 cups Plain Flour 250gms
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 180mls
- 4 large eggs 700gm each – room temperature
- 1 & 1/2 cups brown sugar (light if possible) 300gms
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100gms
- 1 can crushed pineapple drained. (250ml can minus fluid is fine)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups grated carrot 300gms
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 90gms
- 1/2 cup raisins 70gms
For the frosting
- 225 gms cream cheese soften to room temp
- 1/2 cup unsulted butter 115gms, soften to room temp
- 2 cups icing sugar 240gms, sifted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the carrot cake:
Preheat oven to 180°c. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. You can choose round or squae, both wok well.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, crushed pineapple, and vanilla extract until fully combined. Add the grated carrots and chopped walnuts to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix with a whisk or rubber spatula until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan and spread around into one even layer. Bake at 180°C for 35-40 minutes or until the top of the cake is set and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. If needed, tent with foil for the last 15-20 minutes of baking to prevent excess browning on top of the cake.
Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack, and allow to cool completely in the pan.
For the icing
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the butter and mix for about 30 seconds-1 minute until well combined and smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue mixing until fully combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Using a knife or an offset spatula, top the cooled carrot cake with the cream cheese frosting.
You can double the icing recipe, slice the cake in half and add a middle laye of frosting! DELISH!