Cranberry Carrot Cake

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Moist and delicious. The cranberries are a nice change from the raisins most people use. Use your favorite cream cheese frosting to ice this cake.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 8 - inch cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups grated carrots

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice

  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 8 inch round cake pans. Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a bowl, and set aside.

  2. Cream together the sugar, mayonnaise, eggs, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until blended, scraping the bowl occasionally. Stir in the flour mixture, then fold in the carrots, pineapple, pecans, and cranberries. Divide evenly between the prepared cake pans.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
19g Fat
54g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 146mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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