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Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easter is almost here. I honestly can’t believe it because it feels like Christmas was yesterday! I made a loaf of Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting to celebrate. Easter may be fun, but this Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is what you’ll really be celebrating…

Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake is so cool! It’s kind of like zucchini bread in the sense that they both contain vegetables but still taste great. I love that you can see the grated carrot in the bread… It shows kids that all things with vegetables do not have to be avoided and tossed aside.

Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This carrot cake was perfect. It wasn’t dry like some other cakes. Cream cheese frosting is my go-to frosting for any dessert. It’s so good!

Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting -

If you’re looking for a good carrot cake, look no further. I think you could easily increase the recipe to make it into a square or round pan instead of a loaf cake. I really like how this loaf cake turned out though. We used a large loaf pan and it made the cake shorter- use a smaller loaf pan if you want a taller cake!

Have a great Easter and enjoy this carrot cake!

Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (from Martha Stewart)
Awesome, easy cake recipe with a thick layer of frosting!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings
Calories 368 kcal



  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed grated carrots (about 2 large carrots)



  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Spray a 9x5 (or 8x4) inch pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; beat in the eggs and vanilla, then the carrots. Add the dry ingredients and beat just until combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn the cake onto a rack to cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until creamy and well mixed. Spread the frosting on top of the cooled cake. Keep refrigerated in a covered container if you don't eat it all right away!


Serving: 1servingCalories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 346mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 2770IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cake, carrot cake
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Friday 21st of May 2021

Made this today. I added a bit of raisins and walnuts but otherwise followed directions. It came out perfect. Easy and yummy. Thanks for the great recipe.


Monday 4th of April 2016

I'm going to make this for my kids tomorrow, it looks so yummy! Thanks!