Carrot Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

Rich carrot cake loaded with pineapple and pecans is topped with pineapple cream cheese frosting for a satisfying and hearty dessert.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a bowl. Lightly beat eggs...

  • Yield: 16
  • Cooking time: 45 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Publisher: Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained and juice reserved
  • Frosting:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

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