Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Carrot cake, with pineapple






Carrot cake (with pineapple)

Ingredients:

4 eggs
1 cups vegetable oil
1/3 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup of each white sugar and brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 taspoon allspice or 1/8 ground clove
3-4 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, sugars and 2 teaspoons vanilla as well as the crushed pineapple.

Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.






Carrot cake (without pineapple)

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar/brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon/nutmeg/allspice
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.


Original recipe courtesy of Allrecipes



















3 comments:

Natasha said...

I'm putting this on my things to try list :) Love your photography.

Julie said...

Salam,

I am so so happy to have stumbled upon your blog! You have some wonderful recipes and such beautiful photography. I hope you post some more Iraqi recipes... maybe torshaneh next? :)

Bella said...

Julie, thanks for visiting!

We did make a spin off of the dish we call Qaysi for our harvest party, there is a post on it, it was really great :)

I'll be doing some more middle eastern and kurdish dishes soon, this summer :) insha Allah.

Stick around :) I'm happy to have you here, also please feel free to share any recipes with me.