Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

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Sigurd Sem Modified: March 25, 2022
Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

How To Make Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

All the things you love about carrot cake are made healthier and turned into bread in this easy recipe. Don’t forget to top with the zesty cheese frosting.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • cupwhole wheat flour
  • tspcinnamon
  • ¼tspground ginger
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • cupsugar
  • ¼cupcanola oil
  • ¾cupGreek yogurt,(non-fat plain or vanilla)
  • 1tspvanilla
  • ½orange zest,grated
  • 1large egg
  • 1large egg white
  • ¾cupcarrots,grated

For Orange Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 2⅓ozcream cheese,(less fat or fat free), softened
  • ½cuppowdered sugar
  • ½orange zest,grated
  • fresh orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.

  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, yogurt, vanilla, orange zest, egg and egg white and mix until smooth.

  3. Add the dry ingredients and the grated carrots to the wet ingredients and stir together until just combined.

  4. Pour batter into a 9×5-inch loaf pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper.

  5. Bake in a preheated oven for about 47 to 48 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely and then top with Orange Cream Cheese Icing.

Orange Cream Cheese Icing:

  1. Mix together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and orange zest until combined.

  2. Stir in enough orange juice to reach desired icing consistency. Drizzle over cooled bread.


  • Calories: 201.19kcal
  • Fat: 8.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.20g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.00g
  • Fiber: 2.06g
  • Sugar: 17.26g
  • Protein: 4.54g
  • Cholesterol: 23.96mg
  • Sodium: 174.65mg
  • Calcium: 46.32mg
  • Potassium: 101.18mg
  • Iron: 0.74mg
  • Vitamin A: 90.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.69mg
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