Carrot, Cinnamon & Citrus Loaf


{AD} This week, I’ve partnered with Microplane to create a warming, autumnal recipe that incorporates some of my favourite seasonal flavours; carrot, cinnamon and citrus. This tasty loaf, topped with delicious cream cheese frosting and some sweet orange and lemon jelly slices, is quick and easy to make and sure to be a winner as the early evenings draw in.

To create this loaf, I’ve used with Microplane Master Series Zester and Microplane Professional Peeler and they made baking a breeze! The super sharp blades made light work of peeling the carrots, getting it done fast and effectively with minimal effort. Meanwhile the zester was by far, the easiest I’ve ever used. The oranges and lemon rinds were precisely cut meaning I got all of the tasty zest and none of the sharp, bitter pith that can really affect your baking. 

You can really feel the quality using these products and it’s east to see why Microplane are the grating specialist! I also love the backstory of Microplane;

“The big moment came in 1994, when a Canadian housewife was making an orange cake. Out of frustration that her grater was tearing and shredding, she commandeered one of her husband’s favourite woodworking tools from his workshop. The blade slid effortlessly across the orange and the zest fell from its surface like snowflakes. The discovery laid the foundation for the creation of Microplane® kitchen graters and an entire line of revolutionary graters was born.”

What can I say, as a Canadian myself, I can really get behind a Canadian idea. Haha! 

Check out the bottom of the page for details on how you can win your own Microplane Master Series Zester and Microplane Professional Peeler!

So now we have the right tools, let’s get baking!


  • 150ml sunflower oil
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 200g grated carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 60g chopped walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Beat the eggs briefly until mixed well.
  2. Add in the sunflower oil and light brown sugar and mix until combined.
  3. Mix in the grated carrots and the zests.
  4. Add in the self raising flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and mixed spice.
  5. Finally mix in the chopped walnuts.
  6. Pour into a lined and greased loaf tin and bake at 140C (fan assisted) for 1 hour 20 minutes.
  7. Leave to cool completely before frosting.


I think a cream cheese frosting compliments this bake perfectly but feel free to use any topping you wish. Buttercream would also work well.

Cream cheese frosting


  • 180g full fat cream cheese
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar


  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese until soft.
  2. Add in the icing sugar and mix well.
  3. Once smooth, spread onto your loaf.
  4. Top with jelly orange and lemon slices (optional).

Once your cake is made, store in an airtight container. This bake will last 3-4 days. 

I’ve loved working with Microplane on this recipe. The peeler and zester are the best I’ve ever used. So sharp, making them so easy to work with but expertly designed so I never felt I was going to slice off my hand (which, I’d like to point out I’ve done MANY times when using generic graters for baking, maybe not sliced off my hand but hurt myself that’s for sure!).

For more about Microplane, check out their website here –

Happy baking!

Britt xo


For you chance to win your very own Microplane Master Series Zester and Microplane Professional Peeler 

The Facebook winner will be chosen at random from someone who likes my Facebook page and Microplane’s Facebook page and answers the competition question on my Facebook page. 

You may only enter once on Facebook.

Best of luck!

Britt xo

And now for the terms & conditions:

– The competition starts at 6pm on 22nd November 2019

– The competition closes at 9pm on 24th November 2019

– The competition is only open to UK mainland entrants.

– The winners can not transfer the prizes and there is no cash alternative.

– The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

– The winners will be chosen at random and the decision is final.

– The winners will be notified within the week after the competition ends.

– The prizes must be claimed within a month after the winners’ announcement. After that time the prizes will be reallocated if unclaimed.

– The prizes will be posted out directly from Microplane International.

This is a paid partnership with Microplane. All views and opinions are my own.

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