Carrot Cake Balls Recipe

Carrot Cake Balls Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Rosanna Pansino via Youtube


Make sure to add these DIY carrot cake balls by Rosanna Pansino for your treats this Easter! The balls are made from vanilla buttercream and crumbled cake, then coated with melted white chocolate. I made it last year, and it was a total hit with the kids, even with adults! Read on or watch the video below for full instructions.



  • 2 cups of shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla buttercream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg

For garnish:

  • green royal icing with piping ag
  • orange royal icing with piping bag
  • Biscoff biscuit
  • white chocolate


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Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2:

Get a large mixing bowl. Combine 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a pinch of ground nutmeg, 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Step 3:

In a medium bowl, mix 5 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, 1 large egg, 1 cup dark brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 4:

Add the shredded carrots to the wet ingredients, then combine them with the dry ingredients.

Step 5:

Pour the batter into a sprayed and lined cake pan. Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.

DIY Carrot Cake Balls Ingredients
Image by Rosanna Pansino via Youtube


Step 6:

Pipe carrots onto wax paper using orange and green royal icing. Allow it to dry for about 1 hour.

Step 7:

Once the cake is done baking, let it cool completely and cut it into chunks. Place into a bowl of stand mixer and paddle until crumbly.

Step 8:

Add buttercream and paddle until smooth cake forms.

Step 9:

Using a mini ice cream scoop or tablespoon, scoop the cake and form it into a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

DIY Carrot Cake Balls Instructions
Image by Rosanna Pansino via Youtube


Step 10:

Roll the balls in melted white chocolate, then place them on wax paper. Top with hardened carrot icing and cookie crumbs.


Carrot Cake Balls Recipe

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