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fresh carrot bundt cake

★★★★☆ 3
a recipe by
Karen McDaniel
High Point, NC

Store-bought carrot cake is just not good carrot cake. This is fresh and you can taste the difference. Search for a carrot cake icing recipe for a glorious finish to this cake.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Bundt cakes are a beautiful addition to a holiday table, and this fresh carrot Bundt cake is fantastic for Easter. Pineapple baked into the carrot cake makes the crumb moist and adds a bit of richness. We love the crunch and nuttiness of the pecans. This is a very easy from-scratch carrot cake. Karen mentions topping with carrot cake icing. Traditional carrot cake icing is cream cheese frosting. We used a basic recipe, piped ribbons of it on the Bundt cake, and topped it with extra pecans for a pretty presentation.

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★★★★☆ 3
serves 10-16
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fresh carrot bundt cake

  • 3 c
    plain flour
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 8 3/4 oz
    crushed pineapple
  • 3 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 c
    fresh carrots, grated
  • 1 1/2 c
    salad oil
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecans, in pieces

How To Make fresh carrot bundt cake

  • Bundt pan floured and greased.
    Grease and lightly flour Bundt pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    Mix together: flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Draining the pineapple.
    Drain pineapple.
  • Juice and wet ingredients added to the dry ingredients,
    Add juice to the dry mixture. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes.
  • Folding in fresh carrots, pecans, and pineapple.
    Stir in pineapple, carrots, and nuts.
  • Batter poured into the Bundt pan.
    Pour batter into the Bundt pan.
  • Baking the Bundt cake.
    Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Baked Fresh Carrot Bundt Cake cooling.
    Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing.