I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately and trying different recipes on my family. I love any kind of sweet bread from lemon loaf to banana walnut bread and everything in between. I’m also a lover of any kind cake, especially Carrot Cake. I make a 4-layer Carrot Cake with white chocolate buttercream icing that is AMAZING. So when I came across this recipe for Carrot Cake Bread I had to try it. It was so easy to make and because I love baking, all of the ingredients are things we have on hand in our home daily.
This was my first time making this and it came out AMAZING. I modified the original recipe a bit to our likening.
For The Bread
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/4 c. gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. Allspice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. canola oil
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 c. grated carrots
- 1/2 c. raisins
- 1 c. toasted chopped pecans
For The Frosting
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 2 tbsp. butter softened
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. toasted chopped pecans
How To Make It
- Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9″-x-5″ loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
- In a large bowl whisk eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. While whisking, slowly pour in oil until well combined, then add vanilla. Stir dry ingredients into wet until just combined. Fold in carrots, raisins, and 1 cup of the pecans.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and ¼ teaspoon salt and beat until smooth.
- Spread frosting over loaf and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
This bread is so delicious, moist & comes out light and fluffy and making it is less time consuming than an actual carrot cake. It’s perfect for an after dinner dessert and also gifting. You can even eat it as a breakfast bread by just omitting the frosting.
Wow this looks so delicious and easy to make! i love that you use gluten free flour. Cant wait to try your recipe this weekend
Wow this looks so delicious and easy to make! i love that you use gluten free flour. Cant wait to try your recipe this weekend. Thanks you for this
That looks so good! I’ve never had carrot cake bread before, BUT I love carrot cake. I have to make this!
I can’t wait to make it!!! This looks so so good…I love carrot cakes so much, my love adooores them.
Mmm this looks delicious! I have never had carrot cake bread before!
Brianna Steele says
This looks so delicious!! And so easy too!!
omg carrot cake is my fav!!! I totally need to try nd make a gluten free vegan version of this! thanks for sharing this
the joyous living says
nice recipe. the bread/cake looks really good. i am so glad you do not use coconut. 🙂
I love carrot cake, I can’t wait to try this new recipe!
I learn a new thing each day and I can say this is amazing! I shall definitely try this recipe
Omg, looks yummy! Perfect thing to make during quarantine!
Marie Phillips says
I love carrot cake and sweet breads so this has to be a winner at my house! I printed it up.
Steven Morrissette says
Oh wow, It does look easy to realize, and it looks so delectable. I’m going to have to make one for my dad he is the carrot cake guy in the family.
Cyndi Buchanan says
This looks delicious! I love carrot cake!
Wow, thank you so much for this recipe! I would love to make this as I miss carrot cake!
This would be perfect for a good easter gathering
Rose ann sales says
We’re always baking carrot bread, but we never try carrot cake im going to try this i just need to add some ingridients to make this.
What a great idea! I love carrot cake, and this sounds like a delicious bread. We have been baking a lot lately and I would love to make this with the kids.
Yum it looks so tasty and delicious.. Carrots are one of mine fav ever and cake i just love them….now its a completely new one for me..Thanks for sharing…
What a great idea to make a carrot cake bread instead of the usual carrot cake. I have baked tons of banana bread lately but have to give this carrot cake one a try too. I really like that it’s so easy to make.
Krysten Quiles says
I need this in my mouth RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND. It looks SO GOOD.
Trot.World (Harshi & Aman) says
We have been craving some cake so looks like we found just the recipe to try out this weekend.
Celebrate Woman Today says
You make this recipe shine, GRL. Looks delish, and the recipe is easy to follow.
This quarantine has given me all the time I need to bake, thanks for this recipe! The whole family loves carrot cake.
Ohhh…gluten free carrot cake bread?! It looks so good!!
Emman Damian says
I can bake this on weekends! Thanks for the recipe. It sounds so simple to do.
Fatima Torres says
Carrot is one of my favorite flavors. This carrot cake bread would be delicious to try over the weekend
Dreams Abroad says
This Carrot bread looks wonderful. The recipe is very easy and delicious.
Papa jack says
I think I have a new recipe to follow. I love cakes and we were starting to love cooking through out this lockdown. I will take note of this recipe and instructions.
Deb B. says
I LOVE carrot cake but I’ve never even tried to make it myself. I’m excited to try this with my daughter. It’s not as complicated as I thought it would be and it looks SO good!
Jackline A says
That carrot cake looks good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
That looks really good – I never tried carrotcake or bread before 🙂
Shannon Gurnee says
I love carrot cake, but have never had it in the form of bread. This looks like a delicious recipe!
I have tried making carrot pudding but not cake. But this post makes me want to bake a carrot cake. Thanks for a great recipe.
Wow! This looks really good. Love that you decided to top it with pecans which is my favorite. Would love to try this next Saturday. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Ohh this sounds and looks so good. And so easy to make. I might try this with my kids over summer break
Carrot Cake is one of my favorite foods, I love that it is sweet but still nutritious. This looks super good!
Elizabeth O says
I love Carrot cake too and this looks amazing. I have tried making it in the past and ended up eating too much. Yourd looks delish.