Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Andrea Ellis Modified: March 23, 2022
Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

These carrot cake donuts are baked not fried, so they’re healthier while packing a ton of delicious flavors. These are great for dessert or brunch.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Donuts:

  • ¼cupunsalted butter,melted
  • ¼cupoil
  • ¾cupsugar
  • 1cupmilk
  • 2large eggs
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 2large carrots,(about 2 cups), peeled, shredded
  • 2⅔cupsall purpose flour
  • tspbaking powder
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • pinchnutmeg

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4ozcream cheese,(½ package), room temperature
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,room temperature
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 1cuppowdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and spray donut pans with non-stick spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together butter and oil. Whisk in sugar until combined.

  3. Add milk, eggs, vanilla and whisk until combined. Stir in carrots. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg and stir until combined.

  4. Spoon batter into prepared pans or use a large piping bag, filling about ¾ full.

  5. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla on high speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat for 4 to 5 minutes until smooth.

  7. Spread on cooled donuts and decorate as desired. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in the freezer up to 3 months.


  • Calories: 309.65kcal
  • Fat: 14.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.60g
  • Trans Fat: 0.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.00g
  • Fiber: 1.03g
  • Sugar: 20.90g
  • Protein: 4.56g
  • Cholesterol: 54.65mg
  • Sodium: 200.46mg
  • Calcium: 79.03mg
  • Potassium: 106.71mg
  • Iron: 1.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 190.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.61mg
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