Carrot Bread (Carrot Cake Bread)

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  • Carrot Cake Bread is the best carrot cake, in bread form. It’s easy to slice, serve and most importantly, enjoy!

    best carrot cake in bread form with cream cheese glaze

    The other day, a friend of mine mentioned that she loves all of my bread recipes and suggested I make a Carrot Cake Bread. I personally don’t eat a lot of carrot cake {shocking, isn’t it?} but love eating cream cheese icing by the spoonful, so I enlisted Chris’ help on taste testing to perfect my Carrot Cake Bread recipe.

    carrot cake bread easter dessert

    The Best Carrot Bread

    I combined all your favorite carrot cake recipe flavors and integrated it into my famous sweet bread. After a few tests, it has been perfected, and I am so excited for you to try it! Even I can’t keep my hands off of it.

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    Of course the most important element is the cream cheese frosting for Carrot Cake bread – it not only adds a lot of flavor, it is incredibly beautiful as well. It solidifies, but doesn’t harden, offering beautiful slices for Easter entertaining.

    carrot cake bread with cream cheese glaze

    I mean, look at that glaze!

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    Questions About this Carrot Loaf Recipe

    I hope you enjoy the best carrot cake recipe, in bread form! If you try it, please take a moment to comment and rate it using my 5 star system. Here’s what readers have to say about this recipe!

    • Miss Diane says: “Your carrot bread looks delicious and I will make a gluten and lactose free version for my Easter brunch. Your pictures are beautiful and very tempting.” Great idea! I would love to hear how a gluten-free version of this bread turns out.
    • Nan says: “Do you buy the grated carrots? Bread sounds delicious.I like making smaller loaves of bread to give to shut ins. This is perfect. One large loaf recipe usually fills 3 smaller throw away pans and ALL freeze well. Thanks!” Thank you, Nan! And she makes a great point- this carrot bread works beautifully spread across smaller pans, and I bet it freezes well too! 

    carrot cake on platter

    Tips to Make the Best Carrot Cake Loaf

    • Don’t over-mix!
    • You can add more or less grated carrot depending on your texture preferences. You can also grate it into smaller or larger pieces!
    • While I kept this recipe simple, you can certainly add your own spin! Some people love the additions of walnuts or raisins to their carrot bread texture.

    carrot cake with cream cheese icing made in loaf pan

    How to make Carrot Cake Bread:

    5 from 3 votes

    Carrot Cake Bread

    Carrot Cake Bread is a moist, delicious carrot cake with cream cheese icing in easy to slice and enjoy bread form!

    Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword bread, brunch, breads, sweet breads, easter, easy recipe, quick bread
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 50 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes
    Servings 14
    Calories 216 kcal
    Author Julie Blanner




    • 4 oz cream cheese softened
    • 1/4 cup butter softened
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 cup powdered sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 1 lb loaf pan and set aside.

    2. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Set aside.

    3. In a mixing bowl/mixer, beat egg, milk and oil.

    4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist. Add grated carrots.

    5. Pour into loaf pan and bake 50 minutes or until golden brown and set.

    6. Combine topping ingredients and warm 15 seconds in a microwave until smooth and pourable, if needed. Pour over bread and serve.

    Nutrition Facts
    Carrot Cake Bread
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 216 Calories from Fat 54
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Cholesterol 13mg 4%
    Sodium 96mg 4%
    Potassium 133mg 4%
    Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
    Sugars 23g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 0.9%
    Calcium 6.3%
    Iron 5.4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    You may also like my Cottontail CupcakesCarrot Cake Cheese Ball, Carrot Shaped Southwest Cheese Ball and Bunny Butt Cake!

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