Carrot Loaf Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #35946

November 09, 2020

"From the Chicago Tribune food section, with a little tweak!"

Original is 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (165.1 g)
  • Calories 415.6
  • Total Fat - 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 180.8 mg
  • Sodium - 450.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 41.8 g
  • Protein - 8.8 g
  • Calcium - 113.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Step 2

Use pan spray or oil to grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. Spray paper with pan spray.

Step 3

Whisk together the brown sugar, eggs until pale about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add Oil, cinnamon, cardamom and salt and whisk together until smooth.

Step 5

Add flour, baking powder and baking soda and whisk into dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms.

Step 6

Fold in grated carrots.

Step 7

Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Tap pan to remove air bubbles.

Step 8

Bake for 50-60 minted until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 9

Cool on rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.

Step 10

When cake is completely cook, make glaze with the lemon zest and as much of the juice needed to add to the powdered sugar and finely grated carrots so that it makes a pourable glaze.

Step 11

Pour glaze over cake, let stand until set. At least a few minutes before slicing and eating!


No special items needed.

2 Reviews

Linda Cooks Often

I've been in the baking mode with the weather cooling down a bit, and decided to make this yummy loaf. I added pineapple tidbits and Macadamia nuts for added flavor and crunch. The glaze sent it to another dimension. Such flavor and deliciousness!


(29 Aug 2021)

Chef Potpie

Hubs has been dying for carrot cake, and this nice little loaf cake was quick and easy! It is moist and has a fine texture. I never use things like cloves and nutmeg in my carrot cake because we aren't fond of them, so this one fit the bill. I liked the addition of cardamom. Very nice alternative to making my large sheet or layer cake. Thanks, Linky! It's winner!


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(24 Mar 2021)

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