Cream Cheese Frosted Carrot Cake Donuts
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Serves: 18
 
Ingredients
For the Donuts
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ C brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ C butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C non-fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C shredded carrots
For the Frosting
  • 4 oz ⅓ of the fat cream cheese
  • 2 tsp butter, softened
  • ½ C confectioner's sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • *If you are a big frosting lover, you may want to double this recipe.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice until well-combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in shredded carrots.
  4. Pour batter into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner cut off. Fill donut cavity about ½ full.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow donuts to cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. While donuts are cooling, start preparing the frosting.
  7. Beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat until smooth.
  8. Spread frosting over the top of cooled donuts. Best served the same day.
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerators.
Recipe by A Kitchen Addiction at https://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/carrot-cake-donuts/