Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Carrot and Pineapple Cake

This is my favorite, favorite carrot cake. I had two pieces to be sure it was good enough to share the recipe. :<)

Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Beat together:
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs

Beat in:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add 1 cup grated carrots and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. I grate and chop in the food processor.
Add 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple.

Bake in 9 x 13-inch pan greased with cooking spray in preheated 350º F. oven for about 40 minutes.
Cool and frost.

Frosting:
3 Tablespoons soft cream cheese
3 Tablespoons soft butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
enough confectioners' sugar to frost the cake. I just kept adding it by 1/4 cup measures. I sifted it into the bowl so it would be smooth. Add water or milk if needed.

You could bake this in a smaller pan for a higher cake, but I've found the 9x 13 to be fine.

15 comments:

  1. How on earth do you keep so slim when making and being tempted by such scrumptious recipes?
    Just seeing your photos makes the mouth water!

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  2. we love carrot cake at my house and this recipe sounds divine. must give it a try - have never put pineapple in a carrot cake before.

    regarding your comment on the mouse 'ched' is the nom de blog of a friend who writes the blog 'tangled up in l'heure bleue' - she's been on a blog break for 3 weeks

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  3. My carrot cake recipe uses stewed apple but I can't find the piece of paper it's written on. This looks a great alternative.

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  4. Nan-I'll have to try this some time-carrot cake is one of my favs!!

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  5. This looks and sounds delicious and moist! I've already printed this one!

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  6. Blimey! That looks gorgeous. Carrot cake is my favourite, but I don't bake it that often.

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  7. That looks so good I am going to print out the recipe and try it. I am a bad lurker--I don't often leave a comment, but I love all the yummy things you share! :)

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  8. Hmm. Although what happens if I don't have a food processor? Can I use a blender or just do it by hand?

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  9. Thanks for the link to your recipe. This looks delicious!

    There is probably no way I can get crushed pineapple over here, but I could try to crush them myself?

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  10. leeswammes, could you do this?

    http://www.amazon.com/Dole-Crushed-Pineapple-20-oz/dp/B0005Z6R5W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1306251932&sr=8-1

    There might be other ways to order too, but this is the first one I saw. I used crushed pineapple in other cakes too, and it is just great.

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  11. I'm really surprised Amazon sell this. But with $7.50 in postage, I won't be buying it. I think some experimenting with pineapples and a blender may be more within my budget. :-)

    But thanks for finding it. I'd never even heard of crushed pine apples. Isn't it funny how each country uses different ingredients for their foods?

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  12. Leeswammes, I thought it would be too pricey but wanted to send it along anyhow. It is interesting about ingredients. When we went to Britain years ago, the thing I really enjoyed was going into the food stores to see products I had never seen over here.

    Dole is a big company and their products are in all American supermarkets. Their website:

    http://www.dole.com/

    and one for Europe:

    http://www.doleeurope.com/

    This has been fun!!

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  13. We do have Dole, just not crushed pineapple. At least, it's not something I've ever seen mentioned in a recipe here in the Netherlands.

    In many supermarkets we have a (small) shelf with polish foods or other foreign foods, and that is fun to have a look at too! :-)

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  14. Leewammes, Polish foods! Oh, how wonderful. I'm sure there are areas in the US where such treats are available, but not here. I live in a small area, pretty far from any big city.

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