Mini Carrot Cake Loaves

5 from 2 reviews

These mini carrot cake loaves are super moist and the sweetest size. Each cake is filled with crushed pineapple, raisins, cinnamon and ginger. And of course carrots and pecans! They are topped with light fluffy, lemon cream cheese icing and chopped pecans. This recipe feeds a crowd and can be turned into cupcakes or one large layered cake.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup brown sugar – lightly packed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups cake & pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups grated/shredded carrots (approx. 3 large carrots, 300g)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped plus extra chopped nuts for topping each loaf (optional)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Grease 18 mini loaf pans.
  2. Beat brown sugar, oil and eggs using a stand mixer. Beat for approx. 5 minutes until mixture is fluffy and pale in colour.
  3. In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger together. Mix to combine.
  4. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, mix until just incorporated.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together carrots, pecans, raisins, and crushed pineapple. Using a spoon, mix into flour/egg mixture just until combined. Spoon into mini loaf pans about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for approx. 15 – 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a loaf comes out clean.
  7. Let cool on a cooling rack. Once cooled ice mini loaves with lemon cream cheese icing and sprinkle chopped pecans on top.


I use a food processor to chop my carrots, I find this is the easiest method and the least wasteful.

I like to use canned crushed pineapple for this recipe. Canned pineapple has a lot of extra juice in each can. Make sure you are not adding a lot of extra pineapple juice instead of the crushed pineapple to the recipe.

You can freeze any un-iced loaves.

You can make cupcakes or a cake instead of making mini loaves. Watch your baking time as it will vary.


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