Tested till perfect Carrot Cake for a Crowd

Carrot Cake for a Crowd

We bulked up our favourite recipe to fill a 20-cup (5 L) metal cake pan, such as a 14- x 14- x 2-inch (35 x 35 x 5 cm) square or 15- x 11- x 2-inch (38 x 28 x 5 cm) rectangle. You can rent these from some cake-decorating stores, or buy one online at goldaskitchen.com. Or use two 13- x 9- x 2-inch (3.5 L) pans.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2010

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Cook time 35 minutes
  • Portion size 24 to 36


  • 4 cups 4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp 4tspbaking powder
  • 4 tsp 4tspcinnamon
  • 2 tsp 2tspbaking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspsalt
  • 1 tsp 1tspnutmeg
  • 6 6eggeggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupspacked brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsvegetable oil
  • 2 tsp 2tspvanilla
  • 4 cups 4cupsgrated carrotcarrots
  • 2 cans (each 14 oz/398 mL) 2cans (each 14 oz/398 mL)crushed pineapple, drained


  • 1-1/2 pkg (each 8 oz/250 g) 1-1/2pkg (each 8 oz/250 g)cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsbutter, softened
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspvanilla
  • 7-1/2 cups 7-1/2cupsicing sugar
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Grease and flour cake pan (see above). Line bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.

In separate bowl, beat eggs with granulated and brown sugars until light. Gradually beat in oil until thickened. Beat in vanilla. Pour over flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Stir in carrots and pineapple. Spread in prepared pan.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Invert onto platter.

Icing: In large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth; beat in vanilla. Beat in icing sugar, one-third at a time, until smooth. Spread over top and sides of cake.

Nutritional Information Per each of 36 saervings: about

cal 426 pro 4g total fat 21g sat. fat 8g
carb 57g fibre 1g chol 63mg sodium 289mg
potassium 120mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 9 vit A 31 vit C 2
folate 16
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