Moist puréed carrot cake

    1 hour

    Puréed carrots give this cake extra moisture and texture. This cake mixture is also packed with luscious ingredients like walnuts, coconut, pineapple and cinnamon. Altogether a gorgeous carrot cake!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 250g sifted plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 355ml vegetable oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 250g carrots, chopped
    • 225g tinned crushed pineapple, drained
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 35g desiccated coconut

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place carrots in a medium saucepan; add enough water to cover and bring to the boil. Simmer until carrots are soft (about 5 to 7 minutes), then drain and purée carrots in a blender; set aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 20x30cm tin.
    3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt and ground cinnamon. Stir in the caster sugar, then add the oil and eggs and mix well. Stir in carrot purée, pineapple, chopped nuts and coconut. Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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    Amazing cake and absolutely huge! It feels very extravagant when baking due to the large quantities and range of ingredients but it is also so easy to make. I layered and topped the cake with a cream cheese frosting using lemon zest which was a great contrast to the sweet, juicy cake. This is now my new celebration cake which I will make time and again.  -  28 Aug 2013


    Taste is a subjective thing but I'm going to add my two cents on this cake regardless. IMHO this cake has absolutely NO carrot flavor. It's a beautiful and moist cake but if that's is all I wanted there are other cakes I could have made. If you really want a carrot cake wait until you have the time and the energy to grate those carrots. Otherwise wait.....this shortcut isn't worth it.  -  01 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is unbelievable. I had been looking for a good carrot cake recipe- but instead found one that is superb! My very picky husband and I ate 3/4 of the cake ourselves in 2 days! The other 1/4 went to some former co-workers that have been begging me for the recipe ever since. The title says it all- this carrot cake recipe is golden!  -  27 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)