Carrot Cake Coffee Cake



For Cinnamon Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (or dark)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

For Carrot Cake:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg-room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 7 oz. finely grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup raisins

For Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 12 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9×9 inches or 8×8 inches square pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Next, grate carrots and set them aside.

For Make Crumb Topping:

  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, and salt. Using two forks or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter. The mixture should resemble pea-sized crumbs.
  • Set the mixture aside.

For Cream Cheese Layer:

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add in egg and mix until combined, set aside.

For Make Carrot Cake:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars together until smooth.
  • Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Alternate adding the dry mixture with the yogurt, finishing with the dry ingredients and mixing until well combined.
  • Finally, mix in carrots and raisins. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture on top, avoiding the edges.
  • Next, sprinkle crumb mixture on top.
  • Bake for 50-60 min or until the toothpick comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


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