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Orange Carrot Tea Bread

Wilton Cake Decorating
1 hr. 20 mins
Prep: 20 mins. | Cook: 60 mins. | Servings: Makes 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter , softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans , divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest


step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F./160 Celcius

Spray 9 x 5 in. loaf pan with vegetable pan spray or use Wilton cake release

step 2

In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy; add eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition. Combine milk and orange juice; add alternately with flour to butter mixture, starting and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until ingredients are moistened. Gently stir in carrots, 1/4 cup of the pecans and orange rind. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.

step 3

Bake 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on cooling grid. Remove from pan; cool completely.


  1. Zest is a food ingredient that is prepared by scraping or cutting from the outer, colorful skin of unwaxed citrus fruits such as lemon,orange, citron, and lime. Zest is used to add flavor (“zest“) to foods.

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