Cranberry Carrot Cake

Cranberry Carrot Cake

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"Moist and delicious. The cranberries are a nice change from the raisins most people use. Use your favorite cream cheese frosting to ice this cake."
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2 h servings 399 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 467 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 8 inch round cake pans. Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a bowl, and set aside.
  2. Cream together the sugar, mayonnaise, eggs, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until blended, scraping the bowl occasionally. Stir in the flour mixture, then fold in the carrots, pineapple, pecans, and cranberries. Divide evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. 27 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Excellent - love this cake. Substitute unsweetened apple sauce for the oil and it is still excellent and moist.

Most helpful critical review

This was just ok... I made exact except I omitted the nuts and cranberries because the birthday boy didn't want them in, I felt it was very spongy like, not overly impressed, probably will keep...

Excellent - love this cake. Substitute unsweetened apple sauce for the oil and it is still excellent and moist.

Really good. I put in no mayo, but added an unmeasured amount of of applesauce - probably about a cup- and it turned out great.

Awesome!!! Love cranberries and especially loved this dessert. Thank you

Delicious carrot cake. I was a little unsure about using mayonnaise rather than oil, but decided to try it anyway. This cake baked up very nice and even, no dip in the middle like some carrot ...

Excellent excellent excellent!

I made this for my Boyfriends birthday, I didn't have any pecans but used hazelnuts instead. OMG was perfectly moist and great. I used cream cheese frosting, but wasn't even needed.

Very tasty and moist..soft of spice cakey even..definately use cream cheese frosting though..

Made this today for my Mom's birthday. It is delicious! I like it a lot more than carrot cake made with raisins and coconut. Will make it again, for sure.

Very good - super moist. I didn't change a thing.