Baked Carrot Cake Donuts

Baked Carrot Cake Donuts
Prep Time BG 15

Prep Time


Cook Time BG 6

Cook Time


Total Time BG 21

Total Time


Serving BG 18



These delicious baked donuts are so tasty they'll dissapear before you know it! Recipe is written and created by Cristy Steward-Harfmann. See this recipe and more at her blog Happy Family Blog



  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk I used Florida Dairy
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups large carrots peeled, shredded and chopped about 2 carrots
  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch nutmeg

Cream Cheese Icing 

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature 1/2 package
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered icing sugar



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and grease your donut pans.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together butter and oil.
  3. Then add sugar and whisk until combined.
  4. Then add milk, eggs, vanilla and whisk until combined.
  5. Stir in carrots.
  6. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg and stir until combined.
  7. Pipe batter into prepared pans, about 3/4 full. Don't have a pipping bag simply put the batter into a large zip lock bag and cut a small hole in the bag.
  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting 

  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth with a hand blender. At first it may not look like it is coming together, but give it time it will
  2. Once the donuts are cooled spread onto each donut. You can add other toppings if you would like.
  3. Serve with a glass of milk!
Florida Dairy Farmers
1003 Orienta Avenue
Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32701
Phone: (407) 647-8899