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Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Maple Frosting

January 30, 2017 (Last Updated: August 20, 2019)
These Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Maple Frosting are baked to perfection with warming spices and topped with a delicious cream cheese maple frosting www.insidetherustickitchen.com

These Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Maple Frosting are baked to perfection with warming spices and topped with a delicious cream cheese maple icing.

Carrot cake doughnuts with maple frosting www.insidetherustickitchen.com

Happy Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

How cute are these carrot cake doughnuts with maple frosting?

I mean seriously, how cute?

After my rather hectic week last week I decided to have some baking fun, sprinkles and all and this is what happened. I decided to make baked doughnuts using a doughnut pan and my favourite cake batter. My absolute favourite cake might surprise you because it’s not ooey gooey chocolate cake or laden with jam and cream. My favourite cake without a doubt is carrot cake, full of warming spices and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting.

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Now, I am aware I don’t have very many cake recipes on the blog, mainly because I’m much more of a savoury than sweet kinda gal (not to mention I’m still a newbie blogger) and that I already have posted a carrot cake recipe. That being said I’m on a mission this year to bake more and that includes lots of yummy cakes so I’ll have much more to share with you throughout the year.

My reason to having two carrot cake recipes on the blog already? Well, as I said I love carrot cake and my previous recipe mini coconut and carrot cakes is different to these adorable carrot cake doughnuts.

And anyway you can never have too much carrot cake, right?
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Baked doughnuts are so much fun to make, honestly if you don’t have a doughnut pan yet then you NEED to get one asap! They look so impressive when they come out the oven and of course will taste utterly delicious.

These carrot cake doughnuts with maple frosting are also so so perfect for Valentine’s right? I saw the cutest heart shaped sprinkles in the supermarket and thought they’d be perfect to sprinkle over a yummy Valentine’s treat so forget the chocolates and make doughnuts instead!

Wayyy better.

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You can buy the doughnut pan I used to make this recipe on Amazon as well as other products that I love and recommend!

 

 

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Carrot cake doughnuts with maple frosting recipe

These Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Maple Frosting are baked to perfection with warming spices and topped with a delicious cream cheese maple icing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 doughnuts
Calories 320kcal
Author Emily Kemp

Ingredients

Dry

  • 200 g carrots grated
  • 200 g light brown sugar
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 orange

Wet

  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • 3 large free range eggs
  • Juice of 1 orange

Frosting

  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 220 g light brown icing/powder sugar (normal will do)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 40 g butter softened plus extra for greasing
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ยฐC. Put all the wet ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold everything together with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined.
  • Grease the doughnut pan with a little butter and then spoon the mixture into the moulds. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Add all the frosting ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk with an electric mixer for around 5 minutes. Once the doughnuts are cool top with the frosting and decorate with sprinkles.

Notes

Consume within 1-2 days.
If you are using only one 6 ring doughnut pan bake each batch for around 10 minutes each.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal
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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Lorraine
    August 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    These look gorgeous!5 stars

  • Reply
    Igor @ Cooking The Globe
    January 31, 2017 at 12:10 am

    That’s how a perfect donut looks like to me. I would do anything to get a few of these beauties right now and have them with a big mug of cocoa!

  • Reply
    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    January 30, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Oh my gosh these are SO cute! And who doesn’t love carrot cake?! YUM!!

  • Reply
    Savita
    January 30, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Love carrot cake! but never had a carrot cake donut before. In my to-try list! pinned

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    January 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Just between you and me — carrot cake is my ALL TIME – #1 – FAVORITE CAKE– EVER! Carrot cake doughnuts? Morning will never be the same!

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