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Casserole Carrot Cake Recipe

Casserole Carrot Cake Recipe

I learned to make this yummy cake in a microwave cooking class more than 15 years ago. I keep cans of cream cheese frosting in the cupboard and usually have the rest of the ingredients on hand. It's nice to invite company for dinner at the last minute and have a great homemade dessert in no time. -Judie Arnold, East Peoria, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups grated or finely chopped carrots (about 4 medium)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Add oil; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in carrots, pineapple and pecans. Transfer to a greased 8-in. round microwave-safe casserole dish. Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 12-14 minutes, rotating a half turn once or until a moist area about 1-1/2 in. in diameter remains in the center (when touched, cake will cling to your finger while area underneath will be almost dry). Cool completely on a wire rack. Invert onto a serving plate. Frost cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 645 calories, 33g fat (5g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 86g carbohydrate (68g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"Sounds good and I was wondering the same thing. How about just taking your favorite basic cake recipe for a tube or bundt pan, use the amts. of flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder & soda and then add the other ingredients called for. Just doubling the recipe for those pans might work also. Just a thought. Avery"

Reviewed May. 2, 2008

"The cake sounds excellent. Is the cake gooey in the center? Also do you think you could make this in the oven.

Joansu Texas"

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