Carrot Cake with Pineapple-Entertaining Award Recipe

Yes, I know. You are looking for the best moist carrot cake that is entertaining award winning recipe. On top of that you want the most amazing carrot cake frosting. And guess what? Regis is here and he has the solution for you. The name is The Best Carrot Cake with Pineapple. Yes, this is the recipe from the book Entertaining With Regis and Kathie Lee.

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Hello my dear readers,

This is live with 5 star cookies, Regis and Kathie Lee. And our recipe today is the best moist carrot cake you can imagine. Dreamy, creamy, cheesy, full of carrots, walnuts and something special. Nostalgia. Yes, This is your favorite food blog and the recipe is from the cook book from Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee. The book is called Entertaining with Regis and Kathie Lee.

Description of Original Carrot Cake with Pineapple

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This recipe is the prize winner from the “Live and Good Housekeeping’s” favorite family recipe contest.

How can I describe this cake?

  • Easy
  • Moist
  • Tasty

I would pay top dollar to buy this in a bakery. The cake is made with lots of fresh carrots, walnuts, coconut and pineapple. Also this carrot cake comes with the most outstanding cheese frosting. I like to call it heavenly cream cheese frosting. And then you have it. Top-notch moist carrot cake and the outstanding cheese frosting. A match made in heaven. And it can be duplicated in your kitchen. So say YES to your best life. And enjoy this cake.

Also, let me share a little more history about carrot cake with pineapple.

This cake was made by Heidi L. Harrison from California. Her work was judged by the following panel: Michael Gelman, Mildred Ying (Good Housekeeping’s Food Editor), Francis Anthony and Michael Lomonaco (head chef of New York’s, 21 restaurant). And she won the grand prize. She won a year’s worth of groceries. BTW, this happened on July 15, 1994.

And 26 year after we are going to make this cake for the morning maestro sleeping in different dimension. Yes, this cake is for you, the morning maestro. Regis Philbin!

In order to win or to make this recipe, you have to buy the following ingredients.

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Shopping List

  • flour (all purpose, unbleached)
  • sugar
  • oil
  • eggs
  • carrots (fresh, organic)
  • walnuts
  • flaked coconut
  • crushed pineapple in juice
  • cream cheese
  • icing sugar
  • milk
  • nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda
  • salt, all spice

ACTION TIME

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How to make Carrot Cake with Pineapple

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour (AP)

1 tsp salt

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ground allspice

2 cups sugar

1 1/4 cups vegetable oil

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

3 large eggs

2 cups shredded carrots

1 cup walnuts

2 cups flaked coconut

1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice

Optional: 1 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting

12 oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 to 4 cup of icing sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

Grease and flour three 8 inch round cake pans. (see important notes if you don’t have round cake pans)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Using a medium bowl add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ground allspice. Stir and set aside.

In a mixing bowl add the following ingredients:

oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated.

Your next step is to add flour mixture and beat until incorporated.

Then add coconut, walnuts, carrots and pineapple. Using the spatula mix all ingredients until incorporated and happy together.

Pour the mixture into 3 prepared pan.

Baked at 350 F for about 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Use toothpick to test if cake is baked.

Cool it.

MAKING CARROT CAKE FROSTING

In a large bowl add cream cheese, milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

Then gradually beat in icing sugar until you get the frosting for the carrot cake spreadable.

Assemble of original carrot cake

Be sure that 3 cakes are having a flat surface. In order to create it, layer off the tops of the cake using knife or cake leveler.

Place first cake layer on your cake stand.

Cover with cream cheese frosting.

Top with second cake layer then frosting.

Your next step is to add third layer.

Spread with remaining cheese frosting the top and sides. (if you want to and have enough frosting)

Decorate with chopped walnuts and chocolate.

Transfer to the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

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STORAGE

Fridge

– Store in the fridge for about 5 days.

Freezer

Frosted cake can be store in the freezer for about 3 months. (no more than 3 months)

FREEZING FROSTED CARROT CAKE

Yes, you can freeze the carrot cake. The question is how?

Check the answer below.

How to freeze frosted whole carrot cake?

Put the carrot cake on a tray, unwrapped and transfer to the freezer for about 3 hours. (be sure that cheese frosting firms up)

Then remove from the freezer and wrap with plastic wrap. Be sure it is wrapped well and tight. Then cover everything with aluminum foil.

Store in the freezer for 3 months.

How to freeze slices of cake?

Slice the carrot cake into wanted sizes. Place the sliced cake in a plastic container. Freeze for 2 hours uncovered.

Then remove from the freezer and wrap each cake with airtight plastic wrap. Then covered with aluminum foil. Place in air tight bag. Keep in the freezer for 3 months.

To thaw the carrot cake, remove the wrapping materials. Place the cake in a glass container. Transfer to the fridge and allow to thaw overnight.

How to freeze carrot cake before frosting?

Wrap the cake in a plastic wrap. Be sure it is done tightly. You can have a double layer of plastic wrap and then wrap with aluminum foil. Place in a large plastic bag. Freeze for 3 months.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

BAKING PANS – If you don’t have 3 baking pans that are 8 inch you can bake the carrot cake in roulade baking pan 11 by 16 inch. (roll cake pan). Then cool the cake and using a 8 inch plate cut the cakes. The baking time is 27 minutes at 350 F.

Oil – I used Crisco vegetable oil. Another option is olive oil.

Eggs – Large, organic and room temperature.

Cheese – Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Nuts – Original recipe is made with pecans

Raisins – I didn’t have it so I did not use

Pineapple – crushed pineapple in juice. Which one did I use?

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HISTORY OF CARROT CAKE

The origins of carrot cake are disputed. Published in 1591, there is an English recipe “pudding in a Carret(sic) root” that is a stuffed carrot with meat, but includes elements of modern dessert like shortening, cream, eggs,raisins, sweetener (dates and sugar), spices, scraped carrot and breadcrumbs.

Of course you can believe it is France because former chef to Lous XVI, included recipe for a “Gâteau de Carottes”. So the question is which country invented the carrot cake. Is it England, France or Switzerland…Yes, there is third country in this game. To learn more visit WIKIPEDIA and educate yourself.

For 5 star cookies the history of carrot cake is long and successful. Let me just list a few of the most visited links when it comes to the best carrot cake recipes.

Maple Carrot Cheese Cake – O Canada

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Nude and Prude – Carrot Mini Naked Cake

The Best Nutella Carrot Cupcakes-The Golden Recipe

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Carrot Cake or When your boss is Bill Cosby

Carrot Cake-healthy cake for your lying soul

Nutella Cheese Carrot Cake – Hello Happy

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Print – Make – Enjoy!

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Carrot Cake with Pineapple

Yield: 10 serving
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Carrot Cake with Pineapple-Easy,Moist, Tasty.

The cake is made with lots of fresh carrots, walnuts, coconut and pineapple.

Also this carrot cake comes with the most outstanding cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour (AP)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • Optional: 1 cup raisins
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 cup of icing sugar

Instructions

    Grease and flour three 8 inch round cake pans.

    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Using a medium bowl add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ground allspice. Stir and set aside.

    In a mixing bowl add the following ingredients:

    oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated.

    Your next step is to add flour mixture and beat until incorporated.

    Then add coconut, walnuts, carrots and pineapple. Using the spatula mix all ingredients until incorporated and happy together.

    Pour the mixture into 3 prepared pan.

    Baked at 350 F for about 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Use toothpick to test if cake is baked.

    Cool it.

    MAKING CARROT CAKE FROSTING

    In a large bowl add cream cheese, milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

    Then gradually beat in icing sugar until you get the frosting for the carrot cake spreadable.

    Assemble of original carrot cake

    Be sure that 3 cakes are having a flat surface. In order to create it, layer off the tops of the cake using knife or cake leveler.

    Place first cake layer on your cake stand.

    Cover with cream cheese frosting.

    Top with second cake layer then frosting.

    Your next step is to add third layer.

    Spread with remaining cheese frosting the top and sides. (if you want to and have enough frosting)

    Decorate with chopped walnuts and chocolate.

    Transfer to the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

    Enjoy.

Notes

STORAGE

Fridge

- Store in the fridge for about 5 days.

Freezer

Frosted cake can be store in the freezer for about 3 months. (no more than 3 months)

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FINAL NOTE

To find this amazing carrot cake recipe and many more visit amazon and buy this book. The book is full of tips, party ideas and holiday recipes. Some of the chapters from the book:

Hello New Year Brunch, Mother’s Days and Father’s Day Favorites, Happy Holidays and much more. You will learn about packing cookies and bars for shipping or summertime entertaining tips. Yes, this book is full of life, normal life we used to have. And since Regis is gone, this book is the part of the history. History we want to bring back.

Entertaining with Regis & Kathie Lee

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24 thoughts on “Carrot Cake with Pineapple-Entertaining Award Recipe”

  1. This is a mouth watering cake! I can’t waut to try the recipe.. easy to find ingredients. I always prefer cream cheese frosting, this is a winner for me..

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