Moist Pineapple and Carrot Cake

This carrot and pineapple cake is so simple but still unique and very delicious! Easy to prepare, this beautiful cake can be a great holiday dessert for you and your family. And the best thing is that you can prepare it for any season. Here is the recipe:


Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (plus 1 tablespoon more), divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 pound grated carrots

For the frosting:

  • 3/4-pound cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2-pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pound sifted confectioners’ sugar

For the decoration:

  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple

 



Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4. Butter two (8-in.) round baking pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the baking pans. Set aside.

To make the cake:

  • Using an electric mixer, in a medium bowl, beat together sugar, eggs, and oil until light yellow. Apply the vanilla extract. In another medium bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups flour, the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Next, apply the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Then, toss the walnuts and raisins with one tablespoon flour. Add the pineapple and carrots. Apply to the batter and combine well.
  • Spread the batter equally between the two pans. Place in the oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, or just until a tester comes out clean. Let the cakes cool entirely in the pans set over a wire rack.

To make the frosting:

  • In a bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and butter until just incorporated. Apply the sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Next, arrange one layer, flat-side up, on a cake pedestal or flat plate. With an offset spatula or knife, smooth the top with frosting. Arrange the 2nd layer over it, rounded side up, and apply the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the dessert.
  • Decorate with diced pineapple. Slice and serve.

Enjoy!

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