Pineapple Carrot Cake …

Pineapple Carrot Cake

 

I do love cake, and nothing is more delicious than a beautifully moist cake that’s packed with flavour … Hello, Pineapple Carrot Cake! This is a fairly dense cake that won’t rise much in the cake tin and once iced it’s more like a very, thick slice. You can probably freeze this cake but I’ve never had the chance because it never lasts long enough. As soon as my kids smell this in the oven, the come running! Enjoy!

 

Pineapple Carrot Cake …
 
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Ingredients ...
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarb soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 x 440 g tin crushed pineapple, drained (reserve 2 tablespoons pineapple juice)
  • ¼ cup walnuts, broken into small pieces
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice
  • Cream Cheese Frosting …
  • 60g butter
  • 125 g packet cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • ½ cup icing sugar
Method ...
  1. Prepare a square cake tin (approximately 21cm x 21cm) by lightly spraying with oil and lining with baking paper. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine plain flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Add carrot, pineapple, walnuts and sultanas.
  4. Combine eggs, oil and reserved pineapple juice in a jug. Add to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes and test that cake is cooked by inserting a skewer, which should come out clean when removed.
  6. Remove from cake tin and allow to cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
  7. To make icing: in a separate bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and orange rind by hand until smooth. Beat in icing sugar until fluffy and then spread on cake.

 

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Comments

  1. This is a very beautiful cake that I just know is full of flavour. I do love these sorts of cakes because of the texture and because they’re usually very moist. I am also a big fan of cream cheese frosting xx

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