Delicious Cranberry Carrot Cake Recipe

Are you in the mood for a sweet and savory treat that will make your taste buds dance? Look no further than our delicious Cranberry Carrot Cake recipe!

Made with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor, this cake is sure to become a new favorite in your household.

What You Need To Make Cranberry Carrot Cake Recipe

Cranberry Carrot Cake
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • salt
  • sugar
  • mayonnaise
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • carrots
  • pineapple
  • toasted pecans
  • cranberries
Cranberry Carrot Cake

How To Make Cranberry Carrot Cake

Jennifer Tirrell
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 399 kcal


  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice
  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries


  • Before you start baking your carrot cake, it's essential to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and prepare your cake pans. Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans to ensure that the cake doesn't stick.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Set the mixture aside.
  • Divide the batter equally between the prepared pans. Place the pans in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Keyword carrot cake

Pro Tips for Making Cranberry Carrot Cake

  1. Use Fresh Ingredients: When making a cranberry carrot cake, it’s essential to use fresh ingredients. Fresh carrots and cranberries will give your cake a better texture and taste.
  2. Grate the Carrots: Grating the carrots will help them cook evenly and give your cake a smoother texture.
  3. Mix the Dry Ingredients Well: Make sure to mix the dry ingredients well to ensure even distribution of the spices.
  4. Don’t Overmix the Batter: Overmixing the batter can make the cake tough and dense. Mix until the ingredients are just combined.
  5. Add Pecans for Crunch: Adding chopped pecans to the batter will give your cake a delicious crunch.


If you’re looking for a new and delicious dessert to try, give our Cranberry Carrot Cake recipe a shot! With its perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So why not whip up a batch today and see for yourself just how tasty this cake can be?

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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