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Carrot Cake Bonbons


Ingredients:

½ cup salted butter
1½ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
2 eggs
¾ cup finely grated carrots
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1½ cups AP flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup cream cheese
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup chocolate, chopped
¼ cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a square baking dish.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange zest.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  The gradually stir in the carrots and nuts.

Sifter together the flour and baking powder.  Add to the creamed mixture and fold into the batter until well moistened.

Pour the batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.

A few minutes after removing the cake from the oven, loosen it from the sides and turn out onto a cooling rack.  Carrot cake improves in flavor and texture if aged a day, but this step is optional.

In a large bowl combine cream cheese and brown sugar and crumble the cake into the mixture.  Mix until everything is well combined and holds together.  Roll out about a teaspoon of batter into a round balls, place on a lined baking sheet.

In a double broiler, melt chocolate and milk.  Dip each bonbon into the chocolate and place back onto the lined baking sheet.  Once all bonbons are covered in chocolate refrigerate for several hours until the chocolate has set.

Serve with tea or coffee and enjoy!

With much love,
Catherine
xo

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23 comments:

  1. A lovely treat for sweet moments...Have a nice day my dear...

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  2. Hi Catherine,
    Fantastic and gorgeous suggestion!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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  3. Catherine, they look so yummy and cute!

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  4. These look fantastic! I'm a huge fan of carrot cake, and these bonbons with the glaze are something will definitely have to try!

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  5. Yum, now these would be hard to resist! Couldn't eat just one for sure!

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  6. Sound delicious...something else to give a go!!

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  7. These are really appealing and looks so good! Very original too!

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  8. This is lovely with a cup of coffee.

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  9. Hi Catherine,
    I must admit I have never tasted a carrot cake, but these bonbons look simply amazing and tastefull!
    A great sweet suggestion!
    Have a great day!

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  10. Hi Catherine, it´s a great recipe, I never imagined the carrots´ cake this way. With chocolate, and this humidity of the sour cream, it must be wonderful. Have a nice week!

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  11. I love carrot cake and chocolate so I know I'd like these. Yummy.

    Have a terrific day Catherine. :)

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  12. Catherine, These carrot cake bonbons soound great... My better half would like them because she could get her chocolate fix at the same time she was convincing herself that she was eating her veggies...the carrots in the carrot cake! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  13. What a unique take on a classic recipe for fall!

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  14. Well now! Don't those bonbons look just delectable! ;)

    Andd...oddly that movie just won't be the same anymore...

    Love you <3

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  15. Well I'm glad I saw this just before my dinner cos they have made me extra hungry lol

    Have a brilliant week and enjoy those bon bons :-)

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  16. These look fantastic! I'm a bit scared to make these as I would eat them ALL!

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  17. Carrot cake is my favorite! I love how you've turned it into delicious one-bite treats!

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  19. hese look fantastic! Thank you for sharing, Catherine! Looking forward to trying them!

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  20. Don't these look great, Catherine. You could drop some off on your way past. :)

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  21. Mmm, this looks awfully yummy and the music video at the end was great! Dance with us on Monday's Music Moves Me, if you care to. =D

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  22. Oh, the recipes made me hungry. :D That's was fun video. I like how they timed it exactly to the men pumping their fist in the air.

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  23. Great stuffs here and you are serving it with tea...awesome!!! I always love IT'S RAINING MEN!!! Mine is here
    Have you a ROCKING AND BLESSED WEEK!!!
    hugs
    shakira

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