If you like carrot cake you are going to love this. This recipe is easy to double. You can leave the frosting off and it will still be great.
(makes 1 loaf )
*1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
*1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
*1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
*3 large eggs
*3/4 cup vegetable oil
*1 large apple peeled and grated
*2 cups grated carrots
*1 cup light brown sugar
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*1/2 cup pecans, chopped
*1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
*4 ounces cream cheese, softened
*2 tablespoons butter, softened
*1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
*1 1/2 teaspoons maple flavoring (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
*1/4 cup chopped pecans
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Grease a 9×5 inch bread pan.
~In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
~In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, vegetable oil, grated apple, grated carrots, brown sugar, vanilla extract together until well mixed.
~Stir in dry ingredients until just mixed.
~Add a 1 teaspoon flour to white chocolate chips and stir to coat.
~Stir in pecans and white chocolate chips.
~Pour into prepared pans.
~Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
~Allow bread to cool for 6 minutes and then carefully remove bread from pan and cool on a cooling rack.
~In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
~Add powdered sugar and maple flavoring until smooth.
~Spread frosting on cooled bread and sprinkle with chopped pecans