Carrot walnut loaf

Makes 1 x 2lb loaf


  • 115ml vegetable oil
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs 
  • 60g Irish yoghurt 
  • Dash vanilla essence 
  • 140g plain flour 
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • Pinch salt
  • 180g grated carrot
  • 60g chopped walnuts 


  • 30g Irish butter
  • 60g cream cheese
  • 85g icing sugar 
  • Dash milk
  • Dash vanilla 


  • Chopped walnuts 
  • Grated carrot 
  • Edible flowers


  • Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan.
  • In a bowl whisk the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and yoghurt.
  • Sieve in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix.
  • Add in the chopped walnuts and grated carrot. Mix
  • Spoon into lined 2lb loaf tin and bake for 45-50mins.
  • Once baked, remove and cool.
  • To make the buttercream, mix the butter and cream cheese.
  • Add the icing sugar, vanilla and milk.
  • Spread over the cooled loaf.
  • Garnish with chopped walnuts and grated carrot and edible flowers if you have them
  • Enjoy.

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