Monday, September 26, 2022

Carrot Pineapple Cake and Small Chicken Divan

I can't say that it's too much cooler yet, with temperatures still in the 90's, but hopefully soon! I did manage to buy a mum from Aldi, to at least add some Fall flair to my table. 

I brought out my seasonal cups, and this one is a Royal Albert Robin, from the Woodland Series, that my friend Rosie gave me from her mom's collection.  

Yield: 1- 9x13" (See Note)
Author: Kitty, but adapted from a friend's recipe
Carrot Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I had this cake at a recent luncheon, and loved it.


  • For the cake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1-20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar


  • For the cake:
  • Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the sugar, oil, and eggs and mix well.
  • Add the carrots, pineapple and nuts, and mix until blended.
  • Turn into prepared 9x13" pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  • For the frosting:
  • Cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar.


I made a 9" square cake, a 6" round, and 12 cupcakes from this recipe

A received a cutting from a plumeria plant over a year ago, kept it in the garage in the wintertime, brought it out in the Spring,  and it grew like a tree.  It finally produced flowers this first week of Fall!

This little one is being coached by her Daddy, my youngest son, for soccer.  She scored two goals during the game that I attended.  

I wanted a smaller version of Chicken Divan, and came up with one that my son and I didn't have to eat all week!

Yield: 4
Author: Kitty
Small Chicken Divan

Small Chicken Divan

This is for a small version, and fairly low carb!


  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • About 10-12 ounces of frozen chopped broccoli, partially cooked
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • About 1/3 of a soup can of milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (you can use cheddar, colby-jack, or Mexican blend)
  • 2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs (I used Panko)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Cook the broccoli in water, undercooking a few minutes; drain.
  2. Transfer the cooked broccoli to a prepared pie dish. Scatter the chicken on top.
  3. Mix the soup and the milk together in a small bowl. Pour this over top of the broccoli and chicken. Sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  4. Mix the bread crumbs and the melted butter together in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the top.
  5. Bake in a 425 degree oven for around 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Both the chicken divan and carrot pineapple cake read and look like wonderful recipes, Kitty! Way to go little soccer girl! Most of them like to pick flowers, and there she was scoring two goals!

  2. Lost my comment! Darn it! Anyway, I am glad your son is coaching his daughter. My son did the same with his son. My son had played 11 years on a Select Soccer team. His son had no interest so on to other ventures. Your cake and chicken recipe both sound great. Love your plumeria and glad it did so well. xo Diana

  3. Still hot? I had hoped that it was getting cooler and more bearable everywhere. It's actually gotten a little too chilly here too fast. Your recipe offerings look and sound delicious and both are new to me. I like recipes that have been trimmed down. Great pic of you and your son and the star soccer player!

  4. I hope the weather cools down for you soon Kitty. The recipes look great and such a nice photo of your son and granddaughter. I hope you have a nice week Kitty.

  5. Oh, my! That looks so delicious! Thank you for always sharing such wonderful recipes with us here. You are such a dear blessing to us all!

  6. Ooooh it's past lunchtime and that chicken divan sounds sooooo good right now. And ty for a smaller version - with just us two now I don't care for eating the same thing all week, either! And that beautiful birdie teacup? ♥♥♥ What a sweet and kind thing to gift you.
    Have a wonderful week. Hugs.

  7. Both these recipes look and sound so good!

  8. Looks like you're eating well Kitty! I like the smaller versions, really only want to eat something twice, not all week like you said:@)

  9. Two recipes from you today Kitty, dinner and dessert, they both look and sound yummy! That Hayden is the CUTEST... congrats to her on her goals! ♥

  10. Your RA Robin teacup is perfect for the fall season. Here's hoping it'll also bring cooler temperatures soon so you can enjoy hot tea again!

    I'm intrigued by the cake combo of carrot and pineapple!

  11. Beautiful teacup! Your recipes look great. Love the yellow flowers and your adorable family too.

  12. Love the teacup!
    Your son and granddaughter are precious!
    And thanks for the recipes!! I love them both...will have to make them!

  13. Yum oh yummmm!! Both these recipes sound delightful. How nice to have a smaller portion of that luscious chicken divan! You're so clever. I am not much of a cake gal, but I do love carrot cake best of all. And cream cheese frosting is the best! Perfect combo. And hurrah for your granddaughter scoring! That had to be so fun to watch! Thanks for sharing. Hugs to you! XO

  14. Both recipes sound delicious Kitty! I haven't had carrot cake in ages and love the small way to make Chicken Divan, I love recipes with good old Cream of Chicken Soup. Your fall vignette is lovely and your little soccer star is a cutie!

  15. Both of the recipes look delicious, Kitty. Chicken Divan is an old favourite that I haven't made for a long time. A smaller recipe is certainly the way to go. Yay for your granddaughter scoring in the soccer game. And yay for your son coaching. Love the fall teacup, and I hope the temperatures cool down soon.

  16. Oh yes those recipes look delicious! Can't wait to try one of them...

  17. That is still hot! We've had some chilly days since fall officially began so I'm hoping for warmer weather. :) I love carrot cake and chicken divan is something I haven't made for ages but I do love it too. A smaller version would be perfect here also! What a little soccer cutie. ♥

  18. Thanks for sharing the recipes. They both look delish! I like your pretty fall table with the mums, too.

  19. I found you on a blog hop, and those cupcakes look amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing! I think that the added pineapple makes for the perfect treat for the end of summer!!

  20. Wonderful recipes Kitty. The cupcakes looks so tasty. I have never made Chicken Divan, so I shall be trying it. It is hot here as well. Happy weekend.

  21. Both of these recipes look and sound so good, thanks for sharing them.

    All the best Jan


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