Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Carrot, Pineapple and Zucchini Cake

Not only did the ingredients in this cake make me raise my eyebrows but so did the taste!! I love carrot cake but the use of zucchini along with pineapple adds just a new dimension to the taste, texture and moistness to this cake.

Topped with lemon flavoured cream cheese icing it's definitely a cake that wants you to eat seconds.

Carrot, Pineapple and Zucchini Cake
(recipe source: WW Secrets Of Success)

Serves: 16
ProPoints per serve: 4
Points per serve: 2

cooking spray
1/4 cup (50g) reduced fat butter or spread
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 eggwhite
1 x 200g can crushed pineapple in juice
1 medium carrot (120g) peeled and grated
1 medium zucchini (150g) trimmed and grated
1 3/4 cup self raising flour, sifted
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon groung cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
125 grams light cream cheese
1/4 cup icing sugar mixture, sifted
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 180 deg C.

Spray a 22cm square cake pan with cooking spray. Line base and sides with non-stick baking paper.

Using an electric mixer, beat spread and caster sugar until light and creamy. Gradually add the combined egg and eggwhite, beating until combined. Stir in the pineapple, carrot and zucchini. Stir if the sifted flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices.

Spoon cake mixture into pan, smooth surface. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until golden and cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in pan.

Meanwhile, make cream cheese frosting. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth. Beat in juice.

Remove cooled cake from pan and spread frosting evenly over top of cooled cake.


Denise said...

This is such a great take on a classic. Love the idea of lemon cream cheese frosting. yum.

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds lovely. This combination must be wonderful. Do you know of a sub for cardamom?

finsmom said...

Carrot cake is one of my favourites! I love your creative twist on the recipe :)

teresa said...

Oh yummy! I love all the colors, I bet the flavor is out of this world!

Chef E said...

Wow, I would not have thought of this combination either, but it sounds great! I am in the mood to bake, so I might have to try something like this!

Ally said...

Thankyou!! i've been hunting down this recipe for months!

Cathy Pieroz said...

Looks fantastic! - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills