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Carrot Cake with Pineapple Sauce

Carrot Cake with Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce

My new comfort food is a warm Carrot Cake with Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce. Quick and easy to whip up and enjoy almost out of the oven!
Course Dessert


  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g carrots peeled and grated (2 cups)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup chopped candied/ crystallized ginger optional
  • whipped cream garnish

Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 398 mL/13.5 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 3 tablespoon honey mustard I prefer Blues Hog Honey Mustard


Carrot Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease 8x8 glass with non-stick oil spray or greased metal baking pan.
  • In large bowl, whisk together oil, sour cream, sugar and molasses.
  • Whisk in eggs.
  • Whisk in grated carrots.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, salt and candied/ crystallized ginger(optional).
  • In the mixing bowl with liquid ingredients (including oil and eggs), mix in dry ingredients.
  • Pour cake batter into glass or metal baking pan.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Serve warm with Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce and whipped cream

Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, whisk cornstarch, kosher salt, brown sugar, cayenne pepper (optional) and crushed pineapple and juices until combined.
    Ingredients for Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Turn stove on low heat and allow sauce to come to low boil.
  • Whisk in honey mustard.
  • Bring saucepan contents to low boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes until sauce is thickened and homogenous.
    Thickened Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce
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