One of the greatest things about baking or even cooking is that there is an unlimited amount of what you can do with one dish. There are endless possibilities of what you can do with just one ingredient and with what that one ingredient can be paired with…like cinnamon and carrot cake.
Cinnamon rolls and carrot cake to be exact! 😂
It’s funny how these rolls came to be! I was craving carrot cake and I was right in the middle of a “how many different cinnamon roll flavours can I make” phase, seriously this is just the beginning, so I went into the kitchen and got baking. I used my favourite failproof cinnamon roll recipe, tossed some spices and shredded carrots into the dough and got rolling.
In the dough, I used brown sugar and applesauce to up the carrot cake flavours. This was the first time I’ve used either one of those ingredients in a dough and I was a bit skeptical about whether it’ll work out but it did, and fabulously!
For the filling, I added some carrot cakey spices like ginger, nutmeg, cloves you know the usual so you can just go nuts here and add whatever you want ohh like some chopped nuts! 😂 you can also add in some chopped pineapple if you like, just chop up the pieces fairly small and dry them slightly with a kitchen towel so they don’t make the dough all soggy.
Lovely little carrot pieces are dotted throughout the dough, filled with warm spices and cinnamon roll flavours. These rolls are amazing!
They don’t really taste like carrot cake so it’s not like we’re going overboard here. This is still a cinnamon roll and that’s the main flavour that comes out.
Of course no cinnamon roll or carrot cake is complete without a rich and silky cream cheese frosting 😍😍
Creamy, smooth and delicious with such a lovely tang to complement the cinnamon carrot cake-y-ness!
If cream cheese is not your thing then try a brown butter glaze or maple glaze or even a simple vanilla glaze, it all works! 😄
Such a delicious treat to share with you and your loved ones 💛