Iced Carrot Bread

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Source: BNB

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves 16 people

Categories: Breads/Muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 1 recipe Cream Cheese Icing, recipe below
  • 1 recipe Candied Carrots, recipe below


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of an 8×4×2-inch loaf pan or three 4-3/4×2-1/2×2-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  2. In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, soda and salt. In another bowl combine carrot, eggs, milk, and oil; add to dry ingredients stirring just until moistened.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan(s). Bake for 55 to 60 for the 8×4-loaf pan or 30 to 35 minutes for the large loaf pan or 30 to 35 minutes for the small loaf pans or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean (check the loaf 10 to 15 minutes before the end of baking time. If it is browning too quickly, cover loosely with foil). Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove and cool completely on a rack. Wrap in foil; store overnight before slicing. Store up to 3 days at room temperature or freeze up to 3 months. Glaze with Cream Cheese Icing and top with Candied Carrots just before serving. Makes 16 servings.

  4. Candied Carrots:

  5. Ingredients

  6. 2 tablespoons butter
  7. 1 cup shaved carrots
  8. 2 – 3 tablespoons honey
  9. Directions:

  10. In a skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add shaved carrots and. honey. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until carrots are glazed and tender. Spread on paper towel or waxed paper to cool.

  11. Cream Cheese Icing:

  12. Ingredients

  13. 2 tablespoons of softened cream cheese
  14. ¾ cup powdered sugar
  15. 3 – 4 teaspoons milk
  16. Directions:

  17. Whisk together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and a little milk until smooth and glaze-like. Drizzle over Carrot Bread.

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