Moist Carrot Cake Loaf Recipe

Indulge in the delightful flavors of this moist carrot cake loaf, packed with wholesome goodness and a hint of spice. Perfect for any occasion, from brunch to dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots (about 3 medium carrots)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Cream cheese frosting (optional, for topping)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan, or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Gradually pour in the vegetable oil while continuing to beat the mixture. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Fold in the grated carrots and chopped nuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it out evenly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the carrot cake loaf to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, you can optionally top the loaf with cream cheese frosting for an extra indulgent treat. Slice and serve!

Enjoy your delicious carrot cake loaf!

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