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Carrot Cake Loaf with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

20 mins Prep Time

45 mins Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups carrots, grated

  • Walnuts, roasted and roughly chopped

  • 4 ounces plain cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions

Carrot Cake Loaf with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

8 Steps

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8"x4" loaf pan (line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the sides).

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg and salt together. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a separate large bowl, whisk the olive oil, brown sugar, Greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla until smooth.

  • Step 4

    Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until smooth and no lumps or dry spots of flour remain. Fold in the shredded carrots until evenly distributed.

  • Step 5

    Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean. If the top of your loaf is getting too dark, cover with tin foil.

  • Step 6

    Remove from oven, let cool for 1 minute and then carefully flip out on wired rack. Let loaf cool completely before icing.

  • Step 7

    While your loaf is cooling make icing. Cream the butter and cream cheese together in a medium bowl with an electric beater or in a stand mixer. Add the vanilla extract, maple syrup and powdered sugar (gradually) into the bowl and continue to beat until a light and fluffy frosting comes together. Taste for sweetness level and adjust with powdered sugar.

  • Step 8

    When the loaf has cooled completely, spread frosting on top of carrot cake loaf and top with chopped walnuts.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups carrots, grated

  • Walnuts, roasted and roughly chopped

  • 4 ounces plain cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

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