Date-Sweet Carrot Loaf Cake

Carrot cake is my favourite cake (right after chocolate, of course). I love the subtle spices and the cream cheese-style icing. I made a coconut cream, maple syrup sweetened version here – which works an absolute treat. A veritably foolproof recipe, the only strenuous part is grating those carrots…

Date-Sweet Carrot Loaf Cake image
  • Servings:
  • 10
  • Preperation Time:
  • 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time:
  • 50 minutes

How to Make it

  • Line a standard 2lb loaf with baking paper and lightly grease with spray oil.
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Mix together the flour through to ginger in a large bowl.
  • Blend together the banana, dates, olive oil, milk of choice, sugar, and vanilla extract in your food processor or high-speed blender – continue until smooth.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well to combine.
  • Add the carrots to the mixture and mix to ensure that they are incorporated fully into the batter.
  • Place into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes (a toothpick should come out clean).
  • Allow to cool fully on a wire rack before slicing or icing.
  • Whisk together all the icing ingredients using an electric whisk.
  • Spread this over the cooled carrot cake and sprinkle with roast walnuts, pumpkin seeds, desiccated coconut (or all of three!). Slice and indulge…