A Corbeil initiative

Sweet pleasures

Photo de l'auteur Gertrude Ruest


When I was younger, I ran a foster home for people with disabilities. My carrot cake was often the cure-all for small meltdowns, crying fits and fights!

Adriana Luu – Studio Kay

Carrot Cake

If you are making this to celebrate someone’s birthday, take a moment to remember her husband Léonidas.

Interesting facts

Mrs. Ruest knows this recipe like the back of her hand!



Prep time

15 minutes

Cooking time

30 to 40 minutes


  Ingredients Quantitites
grated carrots 500 ml (2 cups)
sugar 250 ml (1 cup)
crushed pineapple, undrained 250 ml (1 cup)
vegetable oil 125 ml (½ cup)
eggs 2
all-purpose flour 375 ml (1 ½ cups)
baking powder 5 ml (1 teaspoon)
baking soda 5 ml (1 teaspoon)
salt 5 ml (1 teaspoon)
cinnamon 5 ml (1 teaspoon)


  1. Position the baking rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) square baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  3. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Let cool on a rack. Umould.

Raymond Fournier

Mrs. Ruest loves cooking. She has cooked thousands of meals in her life, whether for her family, for those staying in the foster home she ran, or as a volunteer at the care home.

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For the right reasons

At Corbeil, we value and support those living in our local communities. Which is why we’re doing our part in promoting initiatives that help them thrive.

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