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Easy Carrot Cake Loaf

Easy Carrot Cake Loaf Recipe: you'll love how easy and delicious this recipe is!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake, carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 416kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 pound carrots peeled and grated on small holes of a box grater
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts

FLUFFY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened but still cool
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened, cut into 4 pieces
  • ΒΌ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Instructions

FOR THE CAKE:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8X4-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray; set aside. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. 
  • Whisk together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl until smooth and combined. 
    Carrot Cake Loaf Cake Step 2
  • Whisk in the dry ingredients until combined and no flour pockets remain. 
    Carrot Cake Loaf Cake Step 3
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Cool the cake in the loaf pan for 10 minutes. Then, remove the cake and cool it completely on a wire rack.
    Carrot Cake Loaf Cake Step 5

FOR THE FLUFFY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • Beat the butter and powdered sugar with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the cream cheese and vanilla and mix until no lumps remain and the mixture becomes light and fluffy again, about 2 more minutes. 
    Carrot Cake Loaf Cake Step 6
  • Frost the loaf cake with a thick and even layer of frosting, and sprinkle with toasted pecans or walnuts (optional). 
    Carrot Cake Loaf Cake Step 7

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 4350IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.5mg