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Easy Carrot Cake Loaf

Recipe Snapshot



Total Time

1 h 35 min




Preheat oven and place rack in the middle of the oven. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick baking spray, then set aside.

Prep the loaf pan


Sift together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and Kosher salt, then set aside.

Combine the dry ingredients


To grind walnuts, either place in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until a fine powder or place in a sealed Ziplock bag and smash with a rolling pin. Place crushed walnuts in a small bowl with raisins, then toss with remaining flour and set aside.

Finely grind in the walnuts


Carefully fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Add finely ground nuts, raisins, and grated carrots, then fold once more until evenly distributed.

Fold in the dry ingredients


Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, then bake until evenly browned and a cake tester inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean with few crumbs.

Bake the carrot loaf


Spread a generous even layer of cream cheese frosting on top of the cooled carrot cake loaf.

Serve with cream cheese frosting


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