Carrot, Date & Walnut Loaf

Recipe by:

"From one of our national supermarkets and their monthly magazine hand out. Have not included 10 minutes soaking time and 10 minutes standing time."

Recipe: #24792       August 31, 2016

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (137.2 g)
  • Calories 479.7
  • Total Fat - 27.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 55.3 mg
  • Sodium - 259.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 27.7 g
  • Protein - 12.8 g
  • Calcium - 221.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180C.

Step 2

Grease and line the base and sides of a 10cm x 20cm (base measurement) loaf pan with baking paper, allowing the 2 long sides to overhang.

Step 3

Combine the date, water and bicarbonate of soda in a medium heatproof bowl and set aside for 10 minutes to soak and then add the eggs and oil and whisk to combine.

Step 4

Combine the flour, sugar, carrot, walnut, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and stir in the date mixture.

Step 5

Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface and then bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean and then set aside in the pan for 10 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 6

Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until smooth and creamy and then add icing sugar and beat until well combined.

Step 7

Reserve 1/4 cup of the icing.

Step 8

Spread remaining icing over top of the cake.

Step 9

Divide reserved icing between 2 bowls and add red and yellow colouring to 1 portion to make orange icing and tint remaining icing portion with green colouring.

Step 10

Place the orange icing in a piping bag bitted with a 2mm nozzle and pipe 1cm long carrot shapes on top of cake.

Step 11

Place the green icing in a clean piping bag fitted with a 2mm nozzle and peipe on cake to make the carrot tops.

Step 12

Cut into slices to serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.