Easter Carrot Cake

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Easter Carrot Cake
Easter Carrot Cake

Two more days of chilling, long weekend-ING and of course, eating treats. This Carrot Pineapple Cake is melt-in-your-mouth-moist and flavorful and you couldn’t even tell there were carrots in it. The frosting is creamy, fluffy, and decadent.


The cake is moist, and bursting with great carrot-pineapple cake flavor. .. Celebrate Easter with these fabulous dessert recipes perfect for a Sunday family gathering. I will continue making Old Fashioned Easter Carrot Cake with Creme Cheese Frosting for sure.

Easter Carrot Cake

You can also try to make these two delicious Easter recipes  Easter Carrot Cupcakes and Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs.

I found a great recipe which is a combination of carrot cake and soft and juicy pineapples. I thought, since I love pineapples, maybe I will have it easier if I try the famous carrot cake.

Carrot Cake is the Easter  hungry Bunnies favorite treat for sure.. But you don’t have to be bunny to love this cake.. Sometimes, the only way to make agreement with our son is to be cool as Bugs Bunny and grab a piece of carrot cake :-) When will you have a better opportunity to introduce your child to the joys of carrots.

Easter Carrot Cake
Easter Carrot Cake

Easter Carrot Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 8-10

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 2 1/2 cups carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2/3 cup crushed pineapple, liquid drained and squeezed out of the fruit
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups vegetable or olive oil
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 TB salted butter, softened
  • 5 tsp sour cream
  • 1 1/3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup of crush walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 round cake pans (9 inches) with parchment paper. Butter parchment paper and sides of pan.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl..
  3. Beat both sugars with eggs until well combined in a stand mixer. Reduce the speed and add oil gradually. Increase speed and mix for about one minute. Remove bowl and using a "swanky" spatula, fold in the carrots and pineapple. Fold in dry ingredient mixture just until no flour streaks remain; do not over mix.
  4. Scrape batter, divided evenly, into prepared cake pans. Smooth top to release air bubbles. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean, 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove pans and cool cakes completely.
  6. FROSTING: In stand mixer mix the softened cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla at medium high speed until combined, 30 seconds, scraping down as needed.
  7. Add powdered sugar and mix until very fluffy, 1 minute. Keep chilled until ready to use.
  8. When cakes are completely cooled, run thin knife around edge of cakes to loosen and invert one round cake onto serving platter. Tap back of pan to remove cake and gently peel off parchment paper. Spread half of the cream cheese frosting on cake. Repeat with second layer of cake, placing it gently over the top of frosting. Spread remaining frosting on cake and garnish with walnuts.

Notes

Cake may be covered and chilled one day ahead.

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Easter Carrot Cake
Easter Carrot Cake

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18 thoughts on “Easter Carrot Cake

  1. Just had my first few bites of the cake!! Flavor explosion! Best. Carrot. Cake. Ever!!!!!! Everything about it was supreme! The spices, the carrots, the pineapple, all perfectly proportioned. The cream cheese frosting was the perfect crown for this cake. I’m sharing this recipe with all my friends!! Thank you for your brilliance!!

  2. Did anyone have problems with the cook time ? I put it in for 35 minutes and center not done. I had to put it in for 30 more minutes … Might need a new oven.

    1. Sorry to hear that, Diane. It’s important that crushed pineapple is liquid drained and squeezed out of the fruit to the maximum. Appropriate size of the pan and temperature of the oven is also important.. But on the first place the part about pineapple.
      Sincerely,
      Gaga

  3. I made this cake and it was amazing. I would like to know if I could make cupcakes, If so how long in the oven?

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