Super Moist Carrot Cake Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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This moist carrot cake loaf studded with walnuts & raisins with cream cheese frosting is downright one of my favourite loaf cake recipes that are easy to bake. It is packed with healthy ingredients like carrots, walnuts and raisins, and with the delicious tangy cream cheese frosting, it can be a gorgeous treat to welcome guests.

In this carrot cake loaf recipe, all you need to do is dump everything in a bowl, like grated carrots, chopped walnuts and raisins along with the dry & wet ingredients to get a deliciously moist loaf cake. For those who are new to baking, this carrot loaf cake recipe can be a good and easy cake recipe to try at home. You just cannot go wrong here! In this blog post, you will find the recipe laid out in detail, however, if you are in a hurry you can click “Jump to the Recipe’ and read a more concise version of it.

Easy Carrot Loaf Cake recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Why you will love this easy Carrot Loaf Cake recipe

  • Dump-and-Go. This carrot cake is a simple, one-bowl loaf cake that anyone can bake. Just take a big mixing bowl and dump the ingredients in. Give it a gentle mix before pouring into a loaf tin and plopping it in the oven.
  • Budget-friendly. No fancy ingredients, just some things that might already be there in your pantry. Carrots are available throughout the year. They soften up perfectly in the cake while baking and make this cake super nutritious
  • Perfect kid’s snack. A slice of this carrot loaf cake is always a good idea for the kiddie lunch box
  • Wonderful to entertain guests over brunch. Cream cheese frosting makes everything more delicious. This carrot loaf cake can be the perfect tea cake for entertaining friends and family

How to make Carrot Loaf Cake with homemade Cream Cheese Frosting – Ingredients list

  • Carrots – grated
  • Choice of Nuts & Dry Fruits – I prefer Walnuts & Raisins. An alternate would be Pecans, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Sultanas, Plums, Figs, Pineapple
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Refined Neutral Oil
  • Milk
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cream Cheese
  • Butter
  • Icing Sugar
  • Lemon Juice

Step-by-step instructions on how to make a Carrot Loaf Cake with Walnuts & Raisins

  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt and vanilla extract
  • Add brown sugar and oil. Give this a good whisk till the sugar dissolves. To make this easier, you may grind the sugar a bit
  • Now add nutmeg, grated carrot, chopped nuts & raisin to it. You can also add cinnamon here as per your preference.
  • Place a sieve in the bowl and add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Fold it gently by adding the milk
  • Pour it into the baking tin and give it a hard tap to bring out the air bubbles
  • Bake it at 170C for 40 minutes till the skewer poked at the centre comes out clean
  • Place it on a wire rack to cool it down completely before frosting it
  • To make the cream cheese frosting, whisk together softened cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and lemon juice till you get soft peaks. It is important you let the cream cheese and butter soften up for the perfect consistency
  • Slather the frosting on the cake loaf once it has cooled down completely. Top it with some chopped walnut
  • Slice and serve

Equipment in use

Mixing Bowl | Electric Chopper

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Super Moist Carrot Cake Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
 

This moist carrot cake loaf studded with walnuts & raisins with cream cheese frosting is downright one of my favourite loaf cake recipes that are easy to bake. It is packed with healthy ingredients like carrots, walnuts and raisins, and with the delicious tangy cream cheese frosting, it can be a gorgeous treat to welcome guests.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Carrot Bread Recipe, Carrot Cake Recipe, Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe, Loaf Cake Recipes, Tea Cake Recipes
Servings: 1 Loaf
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Carrots – grated
  • 1 cup Choice of Nuts & Dry Fruits I prefer Walnuts & Raisins. An alternate would be Pecans, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Sultanas, Plums, Figs, Pineapple
  • cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ cup Refined Neutral Oil
  • ¾ cup Milk
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder & Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Instructions
  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt and vanilla extract
  2. Add brown sugar and oil. Give this a good whisk till the sugar dissolves. To make this easier, you may grind the sugar a bit
  3. Now add nutmeg, grated carrot, chopped nuts & raisin to it. You can also add cinnamon here as per your preference.
  4. Place a sieve in the bowl and add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Fold it gently by adding the milk
  5. Pour it into the baking tin and give it a hard tap to bring out the air bubbles
  6. Bake it at 170C for 40 minutes till the skewer poked at the centre comes out clean
  7. Place it on a wire rack to cool it down completely before frosting it
  8. To make the cream cheese frosting, whisk together softened cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and lemon juice till you get soft peaks. It is important you let the cream cheese and butter soften up for the perfect consistency
  9. Slather the frosting on the cake loaf once it has cooled down completely. Top it with some chopped walnut
  10. Slice and serve

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