Tested till perfect Carrot Snacking Cake
Carrot Snacking Cake
Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Carrot Snacking Cake

This all-purpose cake is simple, delicious and wholesome. You can substitute a dusting of icing sugar for the glaze if you prefer.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2008

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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  • Portion size 16 pieces


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupcanned crushed pineapplepineapples
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupvegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupunsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp 1tspcinnamon
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsgrated carrotcarrots
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgolden raisinraisins, optional

Pineapple Glaze:

  • 1 cup 1cupicing sugar
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In fine sieve over bowl, drain pineapple, pressing to extract juice. Reserve juice. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat eggs with sugar until pale. Beat in oil, applesauce and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt ; stir into egg mixture just until moistened. Stir in pineapple, carrots, and raisins (if using). Scrape into parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Wrap and store for up to 2 days or overwrap in foil and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Pineapple Glaze: In small bowl, whisk together icing sugar and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the reserved pineapple juice, adding up to 1 tsp (5 mL) more juice to make spreadable if necessary. Spread over cake. Let stand until set, about 1 hour.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 162 pro 2g total fat 5g sat. fat 1g
carb 27g fibre 1g chol 23mg sodium 108mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 5 vit A 17 vit C 3
folate 11
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