Ultra Moist Carrot Cake

Ultra Moist Carrot Cake
Staff Writer
Ultra Moist Carrot Cake


Ultra Moist Carrot Cake

I have to be honest — when Marjan first gave me this recipe for her famous carrot cake (which I hadn't tried to that day), I was a bit skeptical. Skeptical because of the word "pineapple" in the list of ingredients. Don't get me wrong, I like pineapples, but in my carrot cake? No way! I want my carrot cake to taste nothing like pineapples, but all walnuts and carrots. But hey, what is a true foodie if you don't give everything a try. So I did!

And rest assured, this carrot cake is simply the best I've ever had. Not the slightest hint of pineapple flavor, but full of extra moisture that carrots alone would never manage to yield.

After having my first bite of this incredible carrot cake, I threw out all my other carrot cake recipes (and I had a few, as "Rüeblitorte" also is a Swiss specialty). I just couldn't get myself to eating any other kind of carrot cake again.

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For the frosting

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the softened butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add the confectioners' sugar and continue beating for 2 more minutes. Mix in the hot water.

For the cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the eggs, sugar, and oil in a large bowl. In another bowl, swift together all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the carrots, pineapple, walnuts, and vanilla extract.

Grease an 8-inch brownie pan or a 9-inch round cake pan. Transfer the batter to the pan and bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool, and serve with the frosting.


Calories per serving:

1082 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 104 g
  • Protein 21 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 74 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 11481 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 621 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 2 mg
  • Vitamin D 8 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 6 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 30 µg
  • Ash 6 g
  • Calcium, Ca 173 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 2477 µg
  • Carotene, beta 5470 µg
  • Cholesterol 34 mg
  • Choline, total 51 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 133 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 31 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 15 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 19 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 7 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 6 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 18 g
  • Folate, DFE 59 µg
  • Folate, food 123 µg
  • Folate, total 123 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 5 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 452 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 71 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 358 mg
  • Potassium, K 541 mg
  • Retinol 57 µg
  • Selenium, Se 11 µg
  • Sodium, Na 1970 mg
  • Starch 24 g
  • Sucrose 2 g
  • Sugars, total 10 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 2 mg
  • Water 111 g
  • Zinc, Zn 4 mg
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