Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Carrot Cake Bread #SpringSweetsWeek

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This delicious loaf of carrot cake is perfect for breakfast, a snack or a dessert.  If you love carrot cake you are going to be very happy with this Carrot Cake Bread!!

Carrot Cake Bread

Welcome to Day 3 of Spring Sweets Week. Wait until you see what we have baked up for you today.....

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2020 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks!  What better way to celebrate the warmer weather and flowers blooming than with food and a fun giveaway?

27 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes perfect for spring!  So stop thinking about cold and snow and get ready to enjoy the best spring sweets like cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and even beverages!

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pecan products

My recipe today features Millican Pecans.  I was lucky enough to receive a wonderful package from Millican.  I am always happy when I receive product from them.  I know it will be fresh and of good quality.

The first thing I did when I got this package is open that pecan jalapeno jelly, pour it over some cream cheese and hand it to the Teen with some crackers.  She was in heaven!!!

Let's take a look at what the others are sharing with us today before I talk anymore about this amazing recipe that I'm sharing......

Wednesday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes

Oh my word.  These recipes have me drooling and I haven't even looked at the photos yet!!!

pecan pieces

My recipe, that I adapted from one found at My Incredible Recipes, incorporates the Millican Pecan Pieces.    This bread comes together in only 15 minutes.  Once it is baked and cooled completely you can add the cream cheese frosting.  

Carrot Cake Bread

We enjoyed this for dessert one night after dinner.  Then we each had a slice for breakfast the next day.  The Teen finished this off as snacks throughout the day.

Carrot Cake Bread pin

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Desserts, Cakes
Yield: 8 Servings

Carrot Cake Bread

Carrot Cake Bread

This delicious loaf of carrot cake is perfect for breakfast, a snack or a dessert. If you love carrot cake you are going to be very happy with this Carrot Cake Bread!!
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 1 H & 15 MTotal time: 1 H & 30 M


  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. ginger 
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. canola oil
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 (10 oz) bag shredded carrots
  • 1/2 c. golden raisins
  • 1/2 c. pecan pieces + more for garnish ( I used Millican)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 t. cream
  • 1 t. vanilla


How to cook Carrot Cake Bread

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the oil and vanilla and mix until combined. 
  3. Turn the speed to low and gradually add the dry ingredients.  Once combined add the carrots, raisins and pecans.  
  4. Turn into a loaf pan that has been liberally treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 75 minutes or until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  5. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.  Turn out of pan onto rack and cool completely.
  6. Place the cream cheese and butter in the small bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.  Cream until light and fluffy, gradually sift in the powdered sugar until combined. Stir in the vanilla.
  7. Frost the cooled loaf with the cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with additional pecan pieces.


Adapted from a recipe found at My Incredible Recipes
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  1. Totally digging this carrot cake bread!!

  2. I could probably eat this whole thing myself! YUMMY

  3. Carrot cake is my favorite is I'm definitely making this sometime very soon. I love that you made it into a bread instead of a cake!

  4. Carrot cakes sounds like spring to me! This loaf looks amazing!

  5. Oh Wendy, this looks seriously yummy! And I have so many carrots in my house right now! It was an easy veggie to stockpile!

    1. Yes, I have lots of root veggies too. They last the longest.

  6. Carrot cake sounds like a great flavor profile for a bread!

  7. This looks delicious and exactly the proportion of icing to bread that I like :)

  8. I know what I am making this week!

  9. I used to make something similar but lost the recipe. Now I have yours that looks amazing!

  10. This looks so moist and delicious! And packed with carrot cake goodness.


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