Doughnuts. Oh how I love you! Particularly if you are gourmet. Or cake doughnuts.
You know this to be true since you have seen me bake or fry a few of them here and there: Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze, Mojito Doughnuts, Jelly Doughnut Holes… I could talk about this doughnut biznass all day with you. Completely normal, right?
Before we get to the Carrot Cake Doughnut, and all of its yumminess, lemme tell you where it came from.
Because I am totally student council material, I need to be in every club that I can find! For that reason, I joined The Secret Recipe Club! The concept is simple; you are assigned a blog and you must choose a recipe from that blog to post on your blog. You make it or bake it, but can’t share it with that blogger, or anyone else for that matter, (it’s a *secret*) until reveal day, which happens to be today.
Life’s Simple Measures was my assigned blog. The author behind the blog is Jess. This was my first time visiting her blog so I took the time to go through just about every recipe on her site. And man does she have some delicious stuff to share! There’s Pies, 7-layer Magic Bars, Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting!
It’s been a few months since my last doughnut creation, thus when I saw a doughnut recipe on her site, I had to have it!
I should share that I didn’t want to come near a carrot cake until maybe 5 years ago. The thought of a vegetable in a cake did not appeal to me. Until that one day… I don’t know what got over me, but I thought, fear no more, take that bite! And I did. Oh my Gah, I fell in love with carrot cake.
The texture is awesome. The taste, pretty awesome. The frosting, super freakin’ awesome!
Put all that awesomeness in a baked carrot cake doughnut and you’ve got the best darn doughnut, ever! The Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting is da bomb!
I could not stop myself. I ate 4 of the 18 doughnuts. You know, just for taste. In case I needed to adjust a thing or two.
If you don’t have a doughnut pan, yet, go and get one. You’ll love yourself for it. I know fried doughnuts rule, but baked doughnuts aren’t bad… not at all. They rock my world! They should be rocking yours, too.
I’m sharing these with Tidy Mom’s I’m Lovin’ It Fridays