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carrot cake bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 19, 2024
Carrot Cake Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: Carrot cake is a healthy, nutritious, flavorful, sweet, and moist cake that everyone enjoys eating. Whip up a carrot cake in the bread maker with this recipe!

Tags: Bread machine carrot cake

Cook Time:1:10 hour
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 245

Carrot cake is a very popular cake not only because it is very nutritious but also because it is so flavorful and versatile that it can accompany different meals and times in a day. It is the perfect accompaniment for tea and coffee either for breakfast, or for coffee and tea time in the afternoon. Kids enjoy eating carrot cake so it is a great food for them to have in their lunch bag. Carrot cake is also a nutritious snack to satisfy food cravings.

Contrary to what its name suggests, bread machines are not only for making bread but also for making other foods such as puddings, jams, cakes etc. Carrot cake in this recipe is one of those foods that bread machines are very good at making. You will enjoy making carrot cake in your bread machine.

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Bake (#11)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: No


  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

  • ⅓ cup applesauce

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1½ cups shredded carrots

  • 1½ cup all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Open the lid of the bread machine and remove the bread pan by pulling it upward.

  2. Make sure the bread pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add all the ingredients in the order listed into a bowl, and whisk them until smooth.

  4. Pour the batter into the bread pan.

  5. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, press it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.

  6. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.

  7. Use the “Program” button to select program #11 for the bake cycle.

  8. Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color.

  9. Set the timer to 1 hour and 10 minutes, and then press the “Start” button to begin the baking.

  10. Your machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the carrot cake is done. Open the bread machine at this point and remove the bread pan using a pot holder.

  11. If you do not remove the bread pan immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle, keeping your cake warmed for one hour.

  12. After removing the bread pan, flip the pan over and gently tap it on the counter to remove the carrot cake.

  13. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the cake.

  14. Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
31.7 grams
12 grams
3.2 grams
33 milligrams
183 milligrams
1.2 grams

    Walnut perfectly matches this recipe so you can add 1 cup of crushed walnut into the batter instead of nutmeg.

    If you do not have applesauce, you can use 1 cup of shredded apple instead.


    You can store carrot cake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You should put it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying.

    You can also freeze it in an airtight container and consume later. If you slice the carrot cake before freezing, then you can reheat only as much as you need.