Carrot-Pineapple Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

“I haven't made this particular recipe yet, but I have had this cake before and it's super moist and delicious...needless to say I look forward to trying this recipe out soon! I got this from Food Network's The Barefoot Contessa. **UPDATE** I made the cake, and it is DEElicious, however I had way too much frosting, and the calories were outrageous. I have amended the recipe to use only half the amount of frosting. If you'd like the original amount, just double it.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter 2 (8-inch) round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans.
  3. Whisk the sugar, oil, and eggs together until the color changes to light yellow.
  4. Add the vanilla.
  5. In another bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  7. Toss the raisins and walnuts with 1 tablespoon flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the pan during baking. Add to the batter and mix well.
  8. Fold in the carrots and pineapple.
  9. Pour the batter equally into the 2 pans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans on a wire rack.
  11. Whisk the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until combined. Add the sugar and mix until smooth.
  12. Once cooled, remove the cakes from the pans and peel the parchment paper off of them.
  13. Place the first cake layer on a cake pedestal. With a spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake.

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