About this recipe: I was given this about 20 years ago, baked by a cookery teacher friend. I've never dared change it, it's been such an absolute family favourite, always gorgeous, never lets you down. We particularly love the frosting, which uses a little brown sugar instead of icing sugar, giving a more subtle flavour. Some like the pineapple pieces and nuts, others don't: they affect texture rather than taste so use as preferred.
Altered ingredient amounts. Sorry - I misread my own scribbly handwriting... Flour should be 250g, not 200g. - 14 Feb 2009
Absolutely useless. The cream cheese frosting mixture split as soon as I mixed it up. I'd made double and had to throw the entire thing away. - 10 Apr 2012
Fabulous! We loved this carrot cake! We added the pineapple chunks and walnuts as that adds to the texture and the flavour! Great flavour topping too! Would recommend this to anyone. Delicious and easy to make. - 29 Nov 2010