Pineapple Carrot Cake

    1 hour 25 minutes

    Pineapple and carrot are a great combination. This cake is extremely moist and flavourful and is topped with a buttermilk glaze while still warm.

    79 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • Cake
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 (450g) tin crushed pineapple, drained
    • 2 cups carrots, grated
    • 1 cup flaked coconut
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • Glaze
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 125ml buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm cake tin. Sift together the flour, bicarb soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl combine the sugar and oil until blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated. Fold in the pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared cake tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. While still warm, poke holes in the cake with a fork.
    4. Glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.
    5. To Serve: Pour glaze over warm cake then allow to cool completely.

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    My extended family loved this cake. Easy to make, moist and full of flavour. Buttermilk glaze really makes it.  -  20 May 2016


    I love Carrot Cake, but hate shredding those carrots. So, when I make a carrot cake, I want it to be GOOD. This one is delicious. I served it after Christmas Dinner and got 2 "THIS IS THE BEST carrot cake I have ever had" responses!!!  -  29 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I tried this recipe today and it was really delicious. Very moist and not as heavy as my old recipe. The buttermilk glaze is easy and tastes great on this cake. Much lighter than the usual cream cheese frosting. Made it for Super Bowl Sunday and everyone loves it! Thanks  -  28 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)