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carrot cake bread sliced in half with frosting and walnuts on top.

Carrot Cake Bread Loaf

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  • Author: Maggie
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x


This carrot cake bread loaf is a tasty spring treat. It's topped with cream cheese frosting thats infused with orange zest which elevates the brightness of the bread. 


  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 brick (4 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • Garnish: Walnuts and more orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly spray a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. 
  3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, add in Greek yogurt, sugar, vanilla and melted coconut oil. Once combined, pour into dry ingredients. 
  4. After dry and wet ingredients are mixed together, add in shredded carrots and raisins. 
  5. Pour into loaf pan and bake at 350F for 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick runs clear.
  6. While the bread is baking, make the frosting by placing cream cheese in a glass or microwavable bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Add in powdered sugar and orange zest. Mix together until no clumps appear. Place in the refrigerator until bread has finished cooking. 
  7. Once the bread has finished cooking, allow to cool for 10 minutes until spreading frosting on top. Top frosting with chopped walnuts and more orange zest. 


  • Best if consumed immediately but can store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  • To reheat: Microwave for 30 seconds (max)
  • You can sub all purpose flour for white whole wheat flour but add another 1/4 cup of yogurt. 
  • You can use 0% Greek yogurt, but I like 2% or higher because it increases the moisture of the bread.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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