Carrot Cake Coffee Cake

Carrot Cake Coffeecake! This super-easy batter is loaded with carrots and topped with cinnamon streusel. It’s finished with honey butter.

It might not seem very clear, but carrot cake is like a combination of cake and vegetables, and a coffee cake is a cake that you can have for breakfast.

No need to be confused.

If you enjoy a carrot cake with a slight cinnamon flavor that is just the right balance between dense and springy, this recipe will be perfect for you.

You like coffee cakes that are loaded with lots of streusel…

You like beautiful cakes, and you want them to taste beautiful, too. A good smear of honey butter will do the trick.

How to Make Carrot Cake Coffee Cake

This is how to make it.

  1. Grate the carrots using a food processor. Grating carrots is a chore. I’m not sorry. Please put me on record. I said it. I won’t make you grate any food! You can run peeled carrots in the food processor. If you don’t own a food processor, then what are you doing? This post is essential.
  2. Prepare your batter. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, flour, cinnamon and Butter. BUTTER. Vegetable oil is traditionally used in carrot cakes. BUT BUTTER IS DELICIOUS. Today, we are using Butter. Obviously.
  3. Prepare your streusel. Place all the streusel ingredients in a small mixing bowl and pulse until they have a pebble texture.
  4. Bake! Grease or line your pan with parchment paper. It is now baked under a thick streusel layer. Test the doneness of the cake by inserting a toothpick into the middle. The cake is ready if the toothpick comes clean.
  5. Major YUM! What are you waiting for? You can also use a layer of cream cheese frosting, as some readers did. Let’s get started!


Carrot cake Coffee Cake:

  •  2 Larger Carrots
  •  3/4 Granulated sugar
  •  1/2 Butter, melted
  •  Two eggs
  •  One teaspoon of baking soda
  •  One teaspoon Cinnamon
  •  Pinch of thumb Salt

Streusel Topping:

  •  4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  •  1/2
  •  1/2 Brown sugar
  •  One teaspoon Cinnamon
  •  Pinch of thumb Salt


  1. Prep Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel and grate carrots. (I use a food processor). You should get about 1 1/2 cups.
  2. Cake batter: Mix sugar, Butter, and eggs. Stir in carrots. Add the flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix just until combined. The batter will be thick.
  3. Streusel: Mix the ingredients until they look like pebbles. (Sometimes, I mix everything with my hands).
  4. Bake: Spread the batter into a 9-inch round pan greased with cooking spray (see FAQs). Sprinkle with streusel. Bake for 30 minutes or until the middle is firm. If you want to be extra (you are), top with honey butter.

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