Carrot-Pineapple Cake with Buttercream Frosting

 

Ingredients: image
For the cake:
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
2 tsps ground cinnamon
2 tsps baking soda
1 1/2 tsps kosher salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 lb carrots, grated
1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple

For the frosting:
3/4 lb cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 lbs unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 lb confectioners’ sugar, sifted
For the decoration:
1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple (and sweetened coconut flakes, if desire)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter 2 (8-inch) round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans.

For the cake:
Beat the sugar, oil, and eggs together in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light yellow. Add the vanilla. In another bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups flour, the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Toss the raisins and walnuts with 1 tablespoon flour. Fold in the carrots and pineapple. Add to the batter and mix well.

Divide the batter equally between the 2 pans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely in the pans set over a wire rack.

For the frosting:
Mix the cream cheese, butter and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until just combined. Add the sugar and mix until smooth.

Place 1 layer, flat-side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake. Decorate with diced pineapple and coconut flakes. Serve.

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3 thoughts on “Carrot-Pineapple Cake with Buttercream Frosting”

  1. This looks so yummy! My kids love carrot cake and I believe I’ll be making one very soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll try it and will let you know how mine turns out.

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    1. You’re welcome! That’s great! This stuff is really good. It’s very moist and delicious. I hope y’all like it too. 🙂

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      1. Hey, guess what? I’ve made this one three times already for friends and family and they all loved it. I’ve been meaning to update back but kids are keeping me distracted. Thanks again for the recipe!

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