Carrot Cake Doughnut

Recipe: Carrot Cake Doughnut

A “Carrot Cake” doughnut, perfect for spring, combining the classic flavors of carrot cake with the fun and portability of a doughnut.


Carrot Cake Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Carrot-shaped fondant pieces


  1. Dough Preparation:
    • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.
    • In a separate bowl, cream together butter, eggs, and buttermilk.
    • Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
    • Fold in grated carrots, walnuts, and raisins.
    • Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.
  2. Shaping and Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Roll out the dough and cut into doughnut shapes.
    • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
    • Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Decoration:
    • Frost each cooled doughnut with cream cheese frosting.
    • Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and garnish with carrot-shaped fondant pieces.

Enjoy this “Carrot Cake” doughnut, a delightful blend of classic carrot cake flavors in a fun doughnut form, perfect for spring!

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