Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe
Try your hand at making your own doughnuts with this flavoursome Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe, the edible flowers make them the perfect addition to any summer picnic.


  • 1/2 cup ginger beer
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 tsp dried instant yeast
  • 2  3/4 cups ’00’ flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp ground allspice 
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 carrot, grated (150g)
  • 1/4 cup double cream

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture, sifted
  • Poppy seeds and edible flowers, to decorate

Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Icing Method

1. Place the ginger beer and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium heat, and heat until just warmed. Add yeast and mix to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes- the mixture should be foamy on the surface after this time.

2. Place the flour, ground cinnamon, allspice and caster sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitter with a dough hook. Add the ginger beer mixture and mix on medium speed until combined. Add the egg yolks, butter, carrot and cream and mix for 4 minutes, or until the mixture has formed a smooth and sticky dough.

3. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and place in warm place for about 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.

4. Roll out the dough on a lightly dusted floured surface to 1.5cm thick. Using an 8.5cm round cutter, cut out 8 doughnuts (you may need to reform and re-roll the dough as you go). Place the doughnuts on a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Use a 3cm round cutter to cut the centre out of each doughnut.

5. Meanwhile, to make the cream cheese icing, place the cream cheese and sifted icing sugar mixture in a bowl of a stand fitted mixer fitter with the beater attachment. Beat for 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

6. Spread the cream cheese icing over the cooled doughnuts and decorate with poppy seeds and edible flowers to serve.


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