Carrot-Raisin Quick-Bread

This one is just a cake in bread's clothing.

Oven: 350 degrees Yield: Two loaves

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons 3 eggs 1/4 molasses 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup shredded carrot 3/4 cup golden raisins (or walnuts or both)

Directions Sift dry ingredients into a medium bowl In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar, eggs, molasses and vanilla. Add shredded carrot and raisins and mix to combine. Pour dry ingredients into carrot mixture and stir until combined. Pour batter into two prepared loaf pans and bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached (about an hour).

I've always thought that this one would be delicious with a cream cheese frosting... 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 5 tablespoons unsalted butter softened 1 tablespoon sour cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar Mix all ingredients together EXCEPT the sugar until well combined Add sugar slowly and beat until light and very fluffy

CookingAmy Drucker6 Comments