Pineapple and Carrot Cake with Neufchatel Cream Cheese Frosting

28 January 2024 — Dinner, Party

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Serves 12

500g carrots, grated

340g plain flour

340g caster sugar

1 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 large eggs

175g vegetable oil

1.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1/2 can crushed pineapple with juice

170g chopped pecans

340g granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cornflour

100g Neufchatel AOC

85g margarine


How to make it

Neufchatel AOC cheese makes the most delicious cream cheese frosting, try it in this wonderful pineapple, carrot and pecan cake for moist and creamy bites.

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Grease and flour a 7×23 cm tin
  • Combine the carrots, flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
  • Stir in the eggs, oil, vanilla extract, pineapple  and 175g chopped pecans
  • Mix until smooth then transfer to the tin
  • Bake for approx 30-40 mins
  • To make the frosting combine the granulated sugar, cornflour, Neufchatel AOC cheese, margarine, vanilla extract
  • Beat until smooth then mix in 30g chopped pecans
  • When the cake is cool spread the cream cheese frosting through the middle and on the top
  • Decorate with a sprinkling of the remaining chopped pecans

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