Carrot cake doughnuts with cream cheese dip

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    27 min

    This fun recipe for bite-size carrot cake doughnuts rolled in cinnamon sugar and dipped in sweetened cream cheese is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • Doughnuts
    • 250g plain flour
    • 100g soft brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt, or to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 240ml whole milk
    • 120g drained, crushed pineapple
    • 1 egg
    • 60g butter, melted
    • 100g grated carrots
    • 35g desiccated coconut
    • vegetable oil for cooking
    • 65g caster sugar
    • Cream cheese dip
    • 120g cream cheese, softened
    • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 pinch salt

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a large bowl.
    2. Combine milk, crushed pineapple and egg in a small bowl. Stir into the flour mixture. Add melted butter; mix until a soft dough forms. Fold in carrots and coconut.
    3. Heat at least 5 cms of oil in a large pot to 180 C. Line a cooling rack or baking tray with kitchen paper.
    4. Scoop a few tablespoons of dough into the hot oil using a small ice cream scoop. Fry doughnuts until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer doughnuts to the kitchen paper using a slotted spoon; let drain and cool slightly. Repeat with remaining dough.
    5. Whisk caster sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Roll doughnuts in sugar mixture.
    6. Beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter together in a bowl until smooth. Beat in icing sugar until well-blended and fluffy. Stir in vanilla extract and 1 pinch salt. Serve doughnuts with cream cheese dip.

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    yes yes and yes. I made these for my anniversary dessert. it made so many I gave some to family and now I am making them for all events. my family isn't shy to indulge a little and I think the dipping sauce should be doubled. but that's us. I will try doing half the batch without the sugar cinnamon coating we will see. but a must for family gathering.  -  29 Aug 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    I added a couple cups of flour, once I was able to roll it out I cut with a regular doughnut cutter and fried them up. Dropped them into cinnamon and sugar, I thinned the cream cheese dip with milk , drizzled it over the doughnuts. The family loved them, I will make them again.  -  07 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    Made no changes to the recipe - came out fantastic. I mixed it all up and my husband fried them for me. Thanks for the delicious recipe!  -  29 Mar 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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