Carrot & Ginger Loaf with Lime Glaze

Hi Everyone,

This was my fist whole week back in Zurich since January! Time to relax and do some wonderful home baking. Make sure the family knows why they are happy to have me back home – haha!

Decided to start with a simple but healthy cake. The flavours of this recipe really do explode in your mouth. Even my daughter, who claimed she does not like carrot cake, has been enjoying this with vengeance!

Keep reading for this super simple “Carrot & Ginger Loaf with Lime Glaze” recipe…


Carrot & Ginger Loaf with Lime Glaze


  • 250ml milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup golden syrup
  • 225g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 115g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated carrot – squeezed of excess moisture
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of ground almonds



Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 26 cm long loaf tin with baking paper.

  1. Combine milk and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add golden syrup.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Dice the butter and add to the dry ingredients. Rubbing together to form fine crumbs.
  3. Using a beater add the milk mixture and then the egg.
  4. Finally add the carrot and ground almonds to make a smooth, thick batter the consistency of cream.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 45 – 55 minutes.
  6. Cool completely before turning out and icing.

Lime Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lime
  • drop of milk

In a small bowl combine icing sugar, lime juice and zest plus just enough milk to get the consistency you desire. Pour over loaf and leave to set.



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This recipe is based off one from the NZ Food magazine – lovingly sent to me by my Mum – thank you!




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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Hi I’m in America….not sure what Golden Syrup is, is it Maple Grade A or Grade B Syrup or Lyle’s Golden Syrup, which I saw online? Thanks.

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