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Pineapple and Carrot Cake with Neufchatel Cheese Frosting

28 February 2019 — Dinner, Party

Walnut, pineapple and carrot cake

Ingredients

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
  • Mix 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 through the middle and on the top
  • Decorate with a sprinkling of the remaining chopped pecans
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