Pumpkin Carrot Cake

Sherry Watson

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@sherryew53

I love pumpkin pie made from fresh pumpkins and carrot cake. In the fall I buy about 4 large pumpkins, cook them and freeze the pumpkin puree. Carrot cake is also one of my favourite cakes. I wanted a carrot cake or a pumpkin pie but, wouldn't make both. So I figured there must be a recipe somewhere combining my 2 favourite things. This Pumpkin Carrot Cake was unbelievably tasty, moist and in my opinion way better than just a carrot cake. I made as a layer cake with cream cheese icing with pineapple juice. I will add a picture when I make it again.


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Serves:

12 servings

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
clove, ground
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
milk
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 large
eggs
1 1/4 c
pure pumpkin
1 1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 can(s)
(8oz.) crushed pineapple, drained, liquid reserved
1 c
grated carrots (about 3 medium carrots
1 c
coconut, flaked
1 1/4 c
chopped nuts, i used walnuts

CREAM CHEESE ICING TO FOLLOW

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or (one 9x15 if you want smaller pieces like a single layer).
2
Combine the first 6 ingredients, in a small bowl. Combine milk and lemon juice and let sit for a few minutes (the liquid will curdle).
3
Beat the eggs, pumpkin, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, carrots, and milk mixture in a large mixer bowl,and mix well. Gradually add the the flour mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in coconut and nuts ( either walnuts or pecans). Pour the batter into the prepared pans for layer cake or 9x15 pan.
4
Bake cake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. For 9x15 pan 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
5
Frost with cream cheese icing between layers, top and sides.
Cream cheese icing to follow.
6
Cream Cheese Icing
1 package of cream cheese
1/3 cup butter
3 1/2 cups icing sugar
Mix in a mixing bowl until fluffy
Add: 1 tbsp. reserved pineapple juice or more if needed

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Canadian