Scott's Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Scott's Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


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No one can resist that creamy frosting on top of a moist carrot cake.

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  • 1 3/4 C. white rice flour (brown rice flour may be substituted)
  • 2 tsp. wheat-free baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbs. ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. toasted, finely chopped pecans
  • 1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. vegetable oil
  • 2 C. grated carrots
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbs. genuine vanilla extract

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Whisk together dry ingredients. Combine oil, sugar and eggs; add dry ingredients, followed by carrots, pineapple and nuts. Pour into two well-greased, 9-inch round cake pans and bake approximately 55 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until cake tester comes out with slightly moist crumbs attached to it. You may also bake in a well-greased 9x13-inch pan. Cool.

To make frosting, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth; beat in vanilla until well-mixed. Gradually add confectioner's sugar until it is all incorporated. Frost cake.

Reviews (7)

  • How does the cake stay leavened without a binder for the rice flour (ie xantham or guar gum)? In my experience just the eggs won't do it.

    Flag as inappropriate jo_jo_ba  |  September 15, 2009

  • Does this cake need to be kept refrigerated because of the cream cheese?

    Flag as inappropriate Lane  |  April 1, 2009

  • Can this be frozen?

    Flag as inappropriate kassk  |  April 1, 2009

  • Yes that is one......8oz. can of pineapple. If it would have called for one 18 oz. can, the 1 and the 8 would have been closer together with no space in between the numbers. Kind of deceiving huh?

    Flag as inappropriate davans  |  April 4, 2008

  • It calls for (1) one oz. can of crushed pineapple not 18 oz. And it does come is 8 ounce cans. I have several in my pantry right now. loveallcats

    Flag as inappropriate loveallcats  |  April 4, 2008

  • LOL! That kills me... "18 oz. of pineapple" for this recipe????

    Flag as inappropriate blippino  |  April 4, 2008

  • is that one 8oz can of pineapple or 18 oz can? didn't know they came that small.

    Flag as inappropriate dobegrama  |  April 4, 2008

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