Easter carrot, coconut and pineapple cake

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Easter passion cake
Easter passion cake
  • Serves: 16

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe A delicious and moist cake especially decorated for Easter. The icing and filling is of creamy mascarpone cheese and tangy lemon curd. This is a real treat for the whole family and for any occasions


  • 300g (10oz) golden caster sugar
  • 3 med eggs
  • 300ml ( pint) sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g (10oz) self-raising flour, sieved
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 60g (2oz) desiccated coconut
  • 150g (5oz) carrot, peeled and grated
  • 225g can pineapple in juice, drained and crushed in a blender
Filling and decoration:
  • 500g tub mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 60g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 8 tbs lemon curd
  • Good handful of mini sugared eggs
  • 2 x 20cm (8in) round cake tins, lined with baking parchment

The sugared Easter eggs tend to soften and the colours run, so pop them on the cake just before serving.


  1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 5 or 190C. Put the sugar, eggs, sunflower oil and vanilla into a bowl and whisk with an electric mixer for a few mins, until pale and well combined.
  2. Sieve in the flour and cinnamon. Add the coconut, carrot and pineapple. Gently fold everything together. Divide mixture between the tins. Bake for 30 mins, until well-risen, golden and shrinking away from the sides of the tin. Turn out on to a wire rack to cool.
  3. To make the filling: Put the mascarpone, vanilla and sugar in a bowl and mix together until smooth.
  4. Slice each cake in half, horizontally. Put the base of 1 cake on to a cake stand or serving plate, spread with 4 tbs lemon curd. Top with another cake and spread with half the flavoured mascarpone. Repeat with the other 2 layers of cake and arrange the sugared eggs on top.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 410(kcal)
  • Fat 31.0g
  • Saturates 12.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Self-raising (or self-rising) flour is plain flour that has had salt and baking powder added to it. It's easy to make your own (I always do) simply add 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the 300g of flour. This is what is known as a type of sponge cake. I hope that helps!


Could you pleas tell me what is "self-raising flour"? Is it the flour we can get from bakery or it is speciall for pastry like pastry flour? i am iranian and some words are really hard for me to find or translate it persian. and i needed to know how many kind of cakes do we totally have? like 1. brownie or 2.sponge cake tanx a lot

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