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Carrot Cake Bread

Carrot cake bread is everything you love about Carrot Cake in bread form! Spiced sweet bread with coconut & raisins, topped with a lovely cream cheese frosting. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Cake Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 554kcal

Ingredients

For the Bread

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup grated dried coconut (OPTIONAL)
  • 1/4 cup raisins for topping (optional)

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Carrot Cake Bread

  •  Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.
  • If using, soak the raisins in warm water for 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together ingredients 1-7 (i.e. the dry ingredients.)
  • In another bowl, using a hand whisk, whisk ingredients 8-12  until combined.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Fold in the grated carrots and coconut. Do not over-mix.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Top with raisins and press them lightly into the batter.
  • Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack, then frost with cream cheese frosting if desired.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat the softened butter and cream cheese together.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and frost top of bread. (You'll have frosting leftover!)

Nutrition

Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 3241IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg