Glazed carrot cake

    1 hour 25 min

    This cake is a little different from the average carrot cake. It's tender, moist and topped with a warm buttermilk glaze. Once you make this recipe, it will become a firm favourite.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 250ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 1 (432g) tin crushed pineapple, drained
    • 220g carrots, grated
    • 75g desiccated coconut
    • 115g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 115ml buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm tin. Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and oil until blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated. Fold in the pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. While still warm, poke holes in the cake with a fork.
    4. In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla. Bring mixture to the boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Pour glaze over warm cake, then allow to cool completely.

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    I love Carrot Cake, but hate shredding those carrots. So, when I make a carrot cake, I want it to be GOOD. This one is delicious. I served it after Christmas Dinner and got 2 "THIS IS THE BEST carrot cake I have ever had" responses!!!  -  29 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried this recipe today and it was really delicious. Very moist and not as heavy as my old recipe. The buttermilk glaze is easy and tastes great on this cake. Much lighter than the usual cream cheese frosting. Made it for Super Bowl Sunday and everyone loves it! Thanks  -  28 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the best carrot cake that I have ever tasted. I made it with cream cheese frosting and it was absolutely delicious. My friends were also amazed at how nice it was.  -  13 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)