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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 πŸ™‚ 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 on blue, green & purple/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 on blue, green & purple (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!!!

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      Reply Drizzle May 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Hope you enjoy them Gia πŸ™‚

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

    Would a muffin pan work?

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      Reply Drizzle November 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

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

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    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!) πŸ˜‰ thanks drizzle!

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      Reply Drizzle April 30, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      So glad you both enjoy the donuts πŸ™‚

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    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?

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      Reply Drizzle September 12, 2017 at 1:34 pm

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

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    Reply Sandra March 2, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Love the donut recipes but I’m wondering how you add the batter to the donut pan.

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      Reply Drizzle March 3, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Sandra, I just use a spoon, I know some pipe out of a bag but I find there is waste using that method and you need all the batter you can get πŸ˜‰

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    Reply mary April 28, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    if I use 1 % milk instead of skim would that change the point value?

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      Reply Drizzle April 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      Hi Mary, overall for each donut, no it should not change it

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    Reply Karen June 3, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    These are so good I don’t want Dunkin’ Donuts anymore!!! Thank you SO much. Trying. The chocolate ones next

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      Reply Drizzle June 6, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them Karen πŸ™‚

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    Reply Tammy August 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I’m new to WW and these look yummy, since these were made back in 2016 before the new WW current program are they still 3 points. I’d put it in my recipe builder but don’t know how to add 3 Tbsps of cake mix. TIA

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      Reply Drizzle August 31, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Hi yes points are the same, only recipes with the zero foods would of changed points

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    Reply Laurie November 19, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Do you have to use liquid egg whites? And what exactly ARE liquid egg whites, you mean like Egg Beaters?? Can’t you just use regular egg whites since they are zero points??

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      Reply Drizzle November 21, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Hi Laurie, yes egg beaters, same thing or sure you can use the white of the egg, I made a lot of these recipes that call for egg whites before freestyle came out and eggs still had points, so if following blue or purple you can even use a whole egg

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