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Carrot cake donuts with cream cheese icing

May 18, 2016

I was overdue for a new donut creation and seeing that my carrot cake bars were a big hit I thought why not a delicious carrot cake donut ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me tell you, these donuts went so fast, we all loved them!! Only 3 smart points each, that’s a good baking day in my books!


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Carrot cake donuts with cream cheese icing
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 6
3sp/2pp each
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp white cake mix (you can use extra flour instead, but the cake mix really finishes them off to have a fluffy yummy texture/taste, I always keep a box of white cake mix in the cupboard)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp liquid egg whites
  • ⅓ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup grated carrots (ran through the food processor)
  • 1 Tbsp light softened cream cheese
  • 1.5 Tbsp icing sugar (confectionery sugar)
  • 1 tsp butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular sized 6 hole donut pan with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl mix your flour, cake mix, baking powder and sugar together.
  3. Stir in your milk, egg whites and vanilla.
  4. Fold in your grated carrots and mix well.
  5. Fill your donut pan and bake in oven for approx 14 minutes, let cool 5 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl mix your cream cheese, icing sugar and butter until nice and creamy, spread evenly onto donuts.
  7. Makes 6 donuts at 3 smart points each (2 points plus)
  8. Nutritional info (not incl carrots) Calories 87...Fat 1.5g.. Sat fat 0.3g... Carbs 16.4g... Fiber 0.4g..Sugars 7.5g.. Protein 2.1g






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  • Reply Gia May 19, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    OMG, I can’t wait to make these tonight! I might add some ginger or pumpkin pie spice to the mix. Yum!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Hope you enjoy them Gia ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lori Wentzel November 7, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Would a muffin pan work?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Lori, yes but they may not rise like a muffin recipe would

  • Reply roseanne April 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    another fabulous drizzle recipe! even hubby loved it. calms the sweet tooth but I still wanna eat them all!!!! (Yes they are that good!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks drizzle!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 30, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      So glad you both enjoy the donuts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sue September 11, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    How do your donut recipes do if you freeze them after baking? I would love to make a few batches and then freeze to have as a grab and go?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 12, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      HI Sue, they should freeze fine, just the same a muffins ๐Ÿ™‚ just ones with toppings you might want to leave the topping of..

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