Mini Carrot Cake with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting

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Mini Carrot Cake with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 1

Use your panini-maker to create individual-sized, sweet-tooth-satisfying mini carrot cakes with maple-cream cheese frosting. MORE+ LESS-

Updated March 26, 2012
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour


Carrot Cake

cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
Generous 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
Pinch ground ginger
Pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch ground nutmeg
egg white
tablespoons packed light brown sugar
tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2
teaspoons milk
teaspoon vanilla
cup packed shredded carrot (about 1 carrot)
tablespoon raisins
tablespoon chopped walnuts

Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting

oz cream cheese, softened
tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
cup powdered sugar, sifted
teaspoons real maple syrup
tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted, finely chopped (for garnish)


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  • 1
    Heat panini maker to 350°F (make sure panini maker sits flat on your work surface). Spray 2 (6-oz) individual baking dishes (ramekins) with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside. In medium bowl, beat egg white, brown sugar, oil, milk and vanilla with wire whisk until blended. Stir in flour mixture until combined; stir in carrots, raisins and walnuts.
  • 3
    Divide batter evenly between ramekins. Set ramekins on lower grill of panini maker; close lid until upper grill makes contact with tops of ramekins. Bake 17 to 19 minutes or until cakes are set and spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool in ramekins 5 minutes; remove from ramekins to cooling rack. Cool completely. If necessary, level cake layers with a serrated knife.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make maple-cream cheese frosting. In small bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat in powdered sugar and maple syrup until smooth.
  • 5
    Fill and frost layers with maple-cream cheese frosting; sprinkle with toasted walnuts.

Expert Tips

  • Since this recipe involves baking, it’s best to use a panini maker that allows you to set a specific temperature rather than just Low, Medium or High.
  • For a smoother cake texture, shred the carrot yourself rather than purchasing shredded carrots.
  • To toast walnuts, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are fragrant and light brown.

Nutrition Information

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