Carrot Cake Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Dip

Carrot Cake Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Dip

Carrot Cake Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Dip

  • Prep

    25 m

  • Cook

    2 m

  • Ready In

    27 m

Recipe By:Ashley Baron Rodriguez
“A sophisticated donut hole with a fun creamy dip. Best served warm but good no matter what!”

Ingredients

  • Donut Holes:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup grated carrots, packed
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • vegetable oil for cooking
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • Cream Cheese Dip:
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. Whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher 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 2 inches of oil in a large pot to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a wire rack or baking sheet with paper towels.
  4. Scoop a few tablespoons of dough into the hot oil using a small ice cream scoop. Fry donut holes until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer donut holes to the paper towels using a slotted spoon; let drain and cool slightly. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Whisk white sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Roll donut holes in sugar mixture.
  6. Beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter together in a bowl until smooth. Beat in confectioners’ sugar until dip is well-blended and fluffy. Stir in vanilla extract and 1 pinch salt. Serve donut holes with cream cheese dip.

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