carrot cake bites with cream cheese dip

carrot cake bites with cream cheese dip

satisfy your sweet tooth craving with no-hassle no-bake carrot cake

prep: 10'
cook: 10'
4-6

Fried carrot cake, dusted with powdered sugar and dipped in honey-sweetened cream cheese with a bit of walnut crunch.

ingredients for the cream cheese dip

  • 100g or 3½oz cream cheese
  • 100g or 3½oz butter, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pinch of cinnamon


ingredients for the batter

  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 300g or 10½oz carrots (3–4 medium ones), peeled and roughly grated
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50g or 1¾oz walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 120g or 4½oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 20g or ¾oz caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar, for dusting

preparation of the cream cheese

  • put all the ingredients in a bowl
  • mix until smooth and combined
  • drizzle some honey on top and sprinkle some cinnamon
  • cover and put in the fridge for later


preparation of the cake batter

  • put a medium pan on a high heat and add the oil
  • let it heat for a few minutes
  • mix all the batter ingredients and whisk for 2 minutes until combined
  • test the oil to make sure it's hot
  • using a teaspoon take some of the batter and gently drop the mixture into the oil
  • drop enough batter but be careful not to overcrowd the pan
  • fry for a few minutes until golden brown and then flip for the other side
  • remove the cake bites from the oil and place it on a kitchen towel to get the excess oil
  • fry more batches until all the batter is fried
  • you can dust with the icing sugar and serve with the cream cheese dip

  my recipes

You can find many recipes on the website. Most recipes use Persian cooking essentials like indigenous herbs, spices, nuts and fruits. You can also find 50 recipes in my cookbook.

  join a workshop

Join others and learn how to cook and bake a four-course Persian meal. All workshops are held in Belgium or The Netherlands and participants get a €5 discount on my cookbook.

  order catering

If you wish to organise a casual luncheon, a business gathering or a joyfull wedding in Belgium or The Netherlands, please take a look at the catering options and contact me to see how we can turn your event into a memorable happening.

  cookbook

All 50 recipes in my cookbook have 5 major ingredients, carefully chosen to respect the original dishes on which they are based. You can easily order my cookbook on several webshops or come pick it up. Participants to a workshop get a €5 discount.

  discover Iran

Many cities in Iran are on the UNESCO heritage list. Read some culinary travel stories on how I experience my country or learn more about its culture and history.

  food photography

My professional approach of food photography makes your recipes and food products shine in cookbooks, product packaging, online use, catalog or menus.

  updates & contact

Just follow me on Instagram to view my latest updates. In case of any questions or reservations please do not hesitate contacting me by filling in the form.