"A heavenly, homespun dessert perfect for a party or just simply for the family!" — Anra Lee
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1 (8 ounce) can
crushed pineapple with juice
1 1/2 tablespoons
pumpkin pie spice
1 (8 ounce) package
unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
fresh orange juice
Very good! I omitted the orange in the frosting and substituted 2 tsp. vanilla extract. It worked great. One thing I would change,though. Instead of calling for "1 pound of carrots" I would just put "3 cups grated carrots" instead. I like to simplify whenever possible.
Just an average carrot cake, the icing was much better than average. One of my 4 yr. olds liked it and the other didn't.
We thought this cake was fabulous. I made these alterations: I used two cups all purpose flour and one cup whole wheat flour, and this seemed to make the cake more dense--something I really liked. Also, I used low-fat cream cheese for the icing. Since this made the icing rather thin, I refrigerated the cake after frosting it, and it was fine.
I'm stingy with 5 star ratings, but this cake deserves it! I made the batter exactly as listed except for the pumpkin pie spice. Didn't have any, and based off of a recipe for pumpkin pie spice on this site (seriously!), I mixed into a small container 3/4 tsp each of ginger, cloves, nutmeg and about 2 tsp cinnamon. Mixed together and it was just about perfect for 1.5 tbl of pumpkin pie spice. PLEASE NOTE I baked this carrot cake in TWO 9" WILTON ROUND PANS, not a Bundt pan. If you choose to do this too, the baking time will be *approximately* 30 minutes. ALSO NOTE that there is too much batter for two standard 9" pans. I placed 3 cups of batter into each pan, spread evenly and it was about 3/4 full. It turned out to be the perfect amount as the cake doesn't rise much. There was enough batter left over for 4 cupcakes, which I baked for about 20-22 minutes. Before baking in the pans and the paper cup liners, I sprayed with cooking spray, but didn't bother with flouring. I had no problems getting my cakes out of the pans after they had cooled on racks. I had my doubts over the coconut and pineapple in carrot cake, but I couldn't even taste the pineapple and the coconut seemed to give it that decadent bakery flavor. This was a dense cake, moist, and just delish. It could definitely pass for a professional bakery cake. I paired it with the cream cheese frosting II from this site. I made this on Saturday for Easter dinner. Not sure if making it a day before helped i
This is one of the best carrot cake recipes I've ever tried. I think this will be my "usual" recipe from now on.
I loved the combination of the walnuts, raisins, pineapple, and coconut. However, I thought that the cake itself was a little dry and not sweet enough for my liking. All in all, it was a good cake.
Yum! I made this recipe for Thanksgiving at the in-laws. I made a few substitutions based on what I like. Such as pumpkin for applesauce and pecans for walnuts. It turned out great! Very moist. I have to admit I like it better with butter than frosting, but I made the Cream Cheese Frosting II (half the sugar) and so far everyone loves it.
The icing really was the best part!! The orange was so refreshing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Carrot Cake VIII
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 265
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