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Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Learn how to make my Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, an amazing over-the-top recipe so you can have your cake for breakfast!
Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting: These pancakes are everything you love about Carrot Cake but now you can how it for breakfast! Win Win

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Hi Bold Bakers!

We are mixing things up this Easter and having our cake for breakfast! I’m going to show you an insane recipe for thick and fluffy Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! They are everything you love about delicious Carrot Cake but now you can eat them for breakfast! 

Some of you may not know but I had a breakfast catering business in San Francisco where I would make these ridiculous, over-the-top breakfasts. A lot of Bigger Bolder Baking recipes were inspired from that time, like my Red Velvet Pancakes and Churro Waffles and of course these Carrot Cake Pancakes.

So how do you make a Perfect Pancake?  You know those thick and fluffy American Pancakes you have had in restaurants but can’t seem to make them the same at home. I know the tips and tricks, and it’s in this video for Perfect Pancakes. I did a whole video on how to make the most amazing pancakes because I think everyone should know how easy it is. Follow my steps and you will have great success every time.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes are moist and soft, just like the cake.

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They are a beautiful orange color and like the cake the flavor of carrot is mild, but still delicious.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes paired with Cream Cheese Frosting really brings the whole Carrot Cake experience together.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

4.67 from 116 votes
Learn how to make my Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, an amazing over-the-top recipe so you can have your cake for breakfast!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Learn how to make my Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, an amazing over-the-top recipe so you can have your cake for breakfast!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (5 ½oz /150g) chopped carrots
  • 1 ¼ cups (10floz/280ml) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 ¼ cups (6 ¼oz/180g) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (1 ½ oz / 45g) brown sugar*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (2floz/57ml) heavy cream

Instructions

  • In a blender add in chopped carrots and pulse until fine.
  • To the carrots, add the milk, vanilla, egg, raisins and pulse until well blended and the mix turns orange. The mix will get thick.
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add the carrot mixture and oil to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Don't over-mix or your pancakes will end up flat and tough.
  • Heat a griddle to medium heat. It’s important to have a steady medium heat for cooking pancakes. When griddle is hot, add a little butter.
  • Scoop a big spoonful of batter onto the griddle. Cook on first side until bubbles form all over the top of the pancake and the edges begin to change color. These bubbles are important to hold up your pancake.
  • Flip pancake and cook 1 to 2 minutes on second side.
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting: Place the cream cheese, sugarand vanilla in the bowl of your stand mixer or hand mixer and beat until the cream cheese is smooth.
  • Add in the cream and continue to beat until the mix thickens, around 2 minutes.
  • Serve a big dollop of the Cream Cheese Frosting on top of your pancakes, drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle over some toasted walnuts. Everything combined makes the most incredible stack of pancakes.

Recipe Notes

Brown Sugar: Use white sugar instead if you don’t have brown.
If you have any left over, you can always wrap them in foil and heat them up in a low oven.

 

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Laura
Laura
3 years ago

Made these for my husband’s birthday breakfast and smeared a little of the cream cheese mixture between each pancake so it would ooze out. Stacked four pancakes on top, with a dollop more of the cream cheese mixture, crushed walnuts and a birthday candle and drizzled with maple syrup! So divine!!! He was thrilled! And my little boys licked their plates! Thank you for the great recipe!

Alberto
Alberto
1 year ago

Never write reviews but since I make these all the time, it’s only fair to write one. They are really moist and delicious. If you skip the frosting and add chopped walnuts you get healthy pancakes.

Dickey Roloff
5 years ago

Just made these here in Berlin and we are DYING ❤❤❤ OMG they are INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you ????

Jani
Jani
4 years ago

Gemma, an absolutely delicious recipe! Small tweeks based on our fav ingredients, doubled the raisins and increased to 1tsp salt. We also love nuts in our family so I chopped walnuts and mixed into an bowl of maple syrup. Adds a Great crunch. Looking forward to trying your other recipes. Ty!

Raza Waheed
5 years ago

Hello gemma how can I save this recipe

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
2 months ago

How many pancakes does this recipe make please ?

Gmetzgar
Gmetzgar
2 months ago

Super easy and very delicious!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

Krystina James
Krystina James
7 months ago

Absolutely delicious recipe , was great for Easter morning

Debbie 🧁
Debbie 🧁
7 months ago

Hi Gemma! Can I sub oat flour and/or almond flour for the AP flour, for a gluten free version?

Nancy DeLuca
Nancy DeLuca
8 months ago

Wow, thanks Gemma. So, I should only use 1 cup milk? Also, I had batter left over so I poured it into a small loaf pan sprayed with Pam and I’m hoping I can bake it to make a loaf? Do you think it will come out okay? Can you suggest temperature and time to bake? Yes, I live upstate NY where the elevations are higher so maybe that makes a difference. I bake and cook a lot and never had that happen. I think less milk may be the answer. Thanks again!!

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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