Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

I know.

I know!

They sound fabulous don't they!

Trust me, they are.    And they're good for you!  -  Carrots!  Oats!!   Mmmmm.

We made these with that wonderful doughnut maker that I won on Chickens in the Road.   Remember....

It made wonderful brownies!

But I was hungry for carrot cake.

And cream cheese frosting.

Mostly the frosting.

I'm sure you understand.

I'll get right to the point.   Here's the recipe:

Carrot Cake Doughnuts [or muffins,  or cake or whatever.]

Plug in the doughnut maker.
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups ground whole oats/oatmeal [No, you don't have to grind them.  This is America.]
  • 1/4 cup water
Combine these in a microwavable bowl.   We microwaved them for 1 minute, then stirred, then 2 minutes, then stirred, then 1 more minute.   Stir well.   Make sure the carrots are cooked enough for you.   They won't cook long in the doughnut machine.

When the carrots are soft enough for you, add:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash nutmeg
Ready to come out!
Stir well.   Pipe into the doughnut maker.  [Don't try to spoon it in - too messy!   Use a ziplock bag with a corner cut off if you don't have a fancier piping tool.   You'll be glad you did!]

Bake doughnuts for 6 minutes.  Take them out and let them cool a bit.   Glaze when warm.   Or not.  Whatever you want.   I glazed them when they were very very warm so the glaze would melt all over and get gooey.    This is the glaze I made:

Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 1/2 block of cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • a few drops of milk - only if necessary
Melt the cream cheese in the microwave.   Stir in the powdered sugar.  If the glaze is too stiff, then add a couple of drops of milk and stir well. 


  1. there's a recipe I could get behind! Sounds fab. How many total does this recipe make? Just enough to fill up once, or more than that?

    1. Oops! I forgot to put that in! We got 15 doughnuts from this recipe. Filled the maker three times. Mmmmmm.

  2. That machine looks like one of those "I'm a lot of fun to use, and I make delicious goodies!" things, but it's really one of those "I'm good for you because you're not deep frying using tons of oil." things isn't it? I think the term for that is WIN-WIN! Your carrot cake donuts do look nice, but I'm afraid I'd be over by the brownie table. Probably asking if there was going to be a second batch.

  3. You're making me want to get a donut machine! ;)

  4. Looks perfect!! how big are the doughnuts?? how many did your get with that batter?


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