Iced Carrot Coconut Loaf

If you make cake with vegetables in, does it count as 1 of your 5 a day…? In the hope that yes indeed it does, here is something else to do with those vegetables…

Last time I made a loaf, I made 2. I love this recipe, because you can take the basics of it and add pretty much whatever you like to make 2 delicious cakes. Easy and straightforward. One for now. One for later. (Just kidding. Enjoy cake as part of a varied diet 😉 ).

Here goes.


You will need:


For the cake

2 lined or greased loaf pans

3 eggs

1 cup oil

1 cup brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup coconut milk

3 cups self-raising flour

2 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 cup dessicated coconut

3 cups grated carrot

For the icing

1 cup icing sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp coconut milk


What to do:


Preheat the oven to 170ºC.

Lightly whisk the eggs in a large bowl.  Add the oil, sugar, vanilla and coconut milk. Whisk together until well combined.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon and dessicated coconut until well combined.


dry cake mix


Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together – yep you’ve got it, until well-combined.


cake mix




Stir in the carrot.


grated carrot


Ladle into your prepared loaf pans and bake for 40-50 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow to completely cool before preparing your icing.

For the icing

Sift a cup of icing sugar and a teaspoon of ground cinnamon into a bowl and stir in the coconut milk, a tablespoon at a time.

This will make a thick icing that can be drizzled in wide stripes.


final cake carrot


Delicious! Enjoy!

Grace and Love

Helen x 



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