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Pineapple-Carrot Cake

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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Recipe

A riff on carrot cake, with pineapple and coconut added for their distinct sweetness, this pleasingly moist cake is completed by the lime-infused pineapple that's served alongside. It's especially good with a scoop of coconut sorbet.

Note that you will need a triangle-shaped metal terrine mold (3½ inches high, 19 inches long, and 3½ inches wide at the base), or a rectangular mold (2½ inches high, 2½ inches wide, and 19 inches long).

Yield: SERVES 8 TO 10

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup shredded fresh golden pineapple, drained, plus 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup finely shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Store-bought coconut sorbet, optional

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F

Put the ½ cup sugar and the canola oil in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and paddle until creamed together, approximately 2 minutes. Add the egg and mix well.

Sift the salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and flour together in a bowl. Add this to the egg mixture and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the shredded pineapple, carrots; and coconut, and mix well.

Spray the mold (see headnote) with nonstick cooking spray, and pour in the batter; it should reach two-thirds of the way up its sides. Bake for 15 minutes. Then rotate the pan and bake until the cake is browned on top or until a paring knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and set it aside to cool.

Meanwhile, mix together the diced pineapple, lime zest and juice, and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.

When the cake has cooled completely, unmold the cake onto a cutting board, and cut it into thick slices. Divide the slices among individual plates, and serve with some of the diced pineapple alongside. Add a topping of coconut sorbet, if desired.


© 2004 Alfred Portale
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 10 servings but does not include optional store-bought coconut sorbet.

183kcal (9%)
28mg (3%)
20mg (33%)
54mcg RAE (2%)
86mg
8mg
2g
17g
1g
24g
21mg (7%)
153mg (6%)
1g (7%)
10g (15%)
1mg (4%)
 

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