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Carrot Coffee Cake

Carrot Coffee Cake

Hello Friends. Easter is fast approaching. It seems holidays come so quickly. How many of you wait till the last minute? I personally can’t wait. I get too excited to plan. First I am hunting for recipes and then trimming. If you are anything like me, you have been plotting recipes forever. This Carrot Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze was a delightful find on The View from Great Island. Finding the recipe for cream cheese glaze made me take a double take. I am also a fan of a good Carrot Cake. longed for which was raisins. I truly believe that if you serve this at your holiday festivities you will be the hero of brunch/lunch or dinner. Get ready to share this recipe fare and wide. So hop on over to that kitchen and get baking this.

To start to make this cake you will need a 9 inch Springform pan. This will then make it super easy to pop right from baking to eating. Also, when baking this you have a few different moving parts but it is totally worth it. It will come together in hardly any time at all. After you get a bite of this moist and delicious Carrot Coffee Cake you will have no regrets on the time spent. I will then bet that even if you think you don’t like Carrot Cake this might just change your mind. Bake up one and give it a try. Here are the moving parts of it.

Carrot Coffee Cake
Delicious Carrot Coffee Cake with a streusel topping and cream cheese glaze.

Carrot Cake Layer

The cake layer is the yummy foundation for all the goodness to come. You will get a moist and a great crumb to it. Even though it’s cake you can also consider this pretty healthy with the addition of freshly grated Carrots, Walnuts and Raisins. After you add the warm spices add a bit of complexity to this cake. When you make this cake you can then whip up the lovely toppings.

Coffee Cake Streusel Layer

This layer is where you will make this into a Carrot Coffee Cake. You will see it adds additional texture to the cake with the walnuts. Adding this is the best part of the usual coffee cake and the magnificence of carrot cake come together to make one very delicious dessert or breakfast if you like to live a little.

Carrot Coffee Cake
Carrot Coffee Cake

Cream Cheese Glaze

This glaze, my friends is the crowing jewel of this Carrot Coffee Cake. Just when you think you had everything you could ask for this cake adds a sweet and tangy punch. this drizzle really takes this Carrot Coffee Cake to new heights. Don’t be shy with the drizzle, you want to taste it on every bite.

Carrot Coffee Cake

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A delicious Carrot Coffee Cake with a streusel topping and cream cheese glaze.


  • For The Cake
  • 1 stick Butter

  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar

  • 3 Large Eggs

  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg

  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour

  • 1/2 cup Milk

  • 2 cups Grated Carrots

  • 3/4 cup Finely Chopped Walnuts

  • Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

  • 1 pinch Salt

  • 1/2 Vanilla Extract

  • Few Tablespoons of Milk to thin

  • Streusel Topping
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour

  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar

  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Walnuts

  • 1 pinch Salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch Springform Pan.
  • Add all the ingredients of the Streusel, except the walnuts to a bowl and mix by hand until butter forms clumps then add walnuts and incorporate. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and both sugars for 4-5 mins until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, let each one incorporate individually.
  • Beat in Vanilla extract
  • Add the spices and baking powder, mix to combine. Leave mixer running and add the flour in stages alternating with Milk.
  • Give the batter a stir by hand, scraping down the sides and fold in carrot and chopped walnuts.
  • Spread the batter into the pan and top with streusel topping.
  • Bake for 50-55 mins (depending on your oven) until cake rises and toothpick comes out clean and cake is lightly browned.
  • Allow cake to cool for 10 mins in the pan. Then release the cake and allow to cool completely before adding glaze.
  • To make the glaze add the softened cream cheese (make sure it is very soft to blend correctly) and powdered sugar with about one tablespoon of milk and whisk to combine.
  • Add the vanilla, salt, and continue whisking, add milk if needed to make a pourable consistency but still thick.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.

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