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Carrot Coffee Cake Recipe

This Carrot Cake Coffee Cake is our absolute favorite coffee cake. A traditional crumb coffee cake is mixed with the flavors of carrot cake for a delicious twist on brunch.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


For the Cake

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded carrots grate your own, not pre-shredded

For the Streusel

  • ½ cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (16g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¾ cup chopped nuts walnuts or pecans, if desired

 For the Drizzle

  • ¾ cup (85g) powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9” round pan with cooking spray. (You can also use a 9" square pan.)
  • Stir sugar, oil, and egg in a large bowl. Stir in baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in milk. Stir in flour until just combined. Stir in shredded carrots.
  • Make the crumb topping: stir together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter. Add nuts, if desired.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Top with streusel. Bake for 25-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan before frosting.
  • To make the drizzle: whisk powdered sugar, vanilla and cream in a small bowl. Drizzle over cake as desired.


Cream Cheese Icing: beat 1 tablespoon unsalted butter and 2 ounces cream cheese together in a medium sized bowl with a hand mixer. Slowly mix in 3/4 cup powdered sugar, then beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Frost as desired.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 3677IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg