Bite into these Baked Carrot Cake Donut Holes filled with Cream Cheese Buttercream. The Easter Bunny in you won’t be disappointed.

close-up shot of donut holes with a bite taken out of one.

A classic Carrot Cake recipe with a twist. Make them for breakfast, brunch, or even a late afternoon snack; your friends and family will love these.

These Baked Carrot Cake Donut Holes taste like your traditional carrot cake and are also bite-sized and full of flavor. They are perfectly delightful and made with grated carrots and then a delicious cream cheese buttercream.

Frosted donut holes piled on a plate.

I love Carrot Cake, especially in the spring, not just at Easter. And while I would love to eat a piece every day, there is no way I have the time or energy. And well, the truth be told, I could still make one every day, but then that means I would eat it.

I couldn’t get rid of it quickly enough because I would probably devour ½ the cake as soon as it was frosted. So, these little bites of heaven are sufficient to fill my craving, and I have less guilt than eating an entire cake.

Carrot cake donut holes dusted with cinnamon.

What was great about these, they also store wonderfully in the fridge. I made them, we each at one, and then I stuck them in the refrigerator until the following day when we all had two.

Easter morning will never be the same, and the Easter bunny will be delighted to see these in his Easter Basket. Enjoy these Baked Carrot Cake Donut Holes; happy Spring!

plain carrot cake donut holes.

Carrot Cake Donut Holes Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Shredded carrots
baked donut holes in a pan.

Cream cheese Filling Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar
a donut hole being filled with frosting.

Tips on Baking Donut Holes

  • Fill the cooled donut holes with Cream Cheese Buttercream from the top. Don’t fill from the side or the bottom; you want to do the top.
  • Finish off these donut holes, but dipping them in white chocolate is so easy and delicious + makes for a nice topper. Sprinkle with cinnamon to finish it off.
  • Serve immediately or within the hour, or store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
a carrot cake donut hole being dipped in icing.
a donut with a bite out of it with others on the plate.

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Baked Carrot Cake Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Buttercream

Prep: 28 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 60 donut holes
Calories: 83 kcal
Bite into these Baked Carrot Cake Donut Holes filled with Cream Cheese Buttercream. The Easter Bunny in you won’t be disappointed.
carrot cake donut holes.


Carrot Cake Donut Holes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 ounces chilled cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar


  • 1 cup white chocolate melting wafers


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. If you don’t have a donut hole pan, you can use a mini-muffin pan instead.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Stir in shredded carrots until well incorporated.
  • Fill donut hole pan or mini cupcake pan just a little over 1/2 full.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool donuts in pan for 2-3 minutes, then remove to wire rack to let completely cool.

Filling and Topping

  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until light and creamy, mix in vanilla extract. Beating on low, gradually add in the 2 cups confectioners’ sugar until well combined. Once combined, beat on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Then transfer frosting to a Ziploc or piping bag with a small round tip, really any tip will do.
  • Fill cooled donut holes with Cream Cheese Buttercream from the top. Don’t fill from the side or the bottom, you want to do the top. Chill to set the filling while preparing the topping.
  • Melt chocolate wafers as directed on the packaging. Once the filling is set, dip the top into melted white chocolate wafers. This will seal the frosting into the donut hole. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.


Donut recipe from A Kitchen Addiction
Serving: 1donut holeCalories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 643IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
carrot cake donut holes.
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  1. 5 stars
    These are so good! I made these a couple of days ago for a birthday party, and I ran out! Next time, I’ll make even more. They’re delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    These baked carrot cake donut holes were incredibly delicious! The spiced carrot cake paired wonderfully with the creamy, sweet frosting. They were a big hit, perfectly bite-sized and full of flavor.

  3. 5 stars
    We loved these carrot cake donut holes with cream cheese buttercream they were really tasty! The carrot cake was moist, and the buttercream was smooth and creamy. Definitely a keeper!

  4. 5 stars
    Just tried making your Baked Carrot Cake Donut Holes, and oh my, they were a delight! The donut holes came out so moist and flavorful, and that cream cheese buttercream was heavenly!

  5. 5 stars
    OMG I could eat a bajillion of these. We used the mini muffin tin and they came out perfectly cute and absolutely yummy!

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