Cranberry Carrot Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Cranberry Carrot Cake Recipe
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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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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs

Directions

  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 11, 2011

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

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2012

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 looking for the perfect carrot cake recipe.

 
Feb 25, 2012

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

 
Apr 03, 2009

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

 
Mar 21, 2012

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 cakes that use oil. We enjoyed the addition of the dried cranberries. I frosted with a cream cheese icing. We had this for my son and father's birthday and everyone enjoyed it. Thanks jowolf2 for sharing your recipe.

 
May 05, 2010

Excellent excellent excellent!

 
Sep 18, 2011

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.

 
Nov 16, 2009

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

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 499 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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