Tasty Tuesday: Carrot Cake French Toast

It’s all about bunnies on the blog this week, and today I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite spring recipes: Carrot Cake French Toast! But first, if you missed yesterday’s post about making a Bunny Flower Crown, you can check that out here.

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Ok, back to the French Toast…I happened upon this delicious dish years ago at a brunch spot, South Congress Cafe, in Austin. The Carrot Cake French Toast was so amazing, I decided to recreate it myself, and it’s been a favorite ever since.

So, here’s what you’ll need…

  • Box of carrot cake mix
  • Oil (per package instructions)
  • Eggs (per package instructions, plus 4 more for French Toast batter)
  • Milk (1/4 milk)
  • Sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice (Full disclosure, I used this because I didn’t have any nutmeg or cinnamon. If you do, you’ll want 1/4 tsp of each. Or, use Pumpkin Pie Spice and do a 1/2 tsp total).
  • Vanilla (1 tsp)
  • Butter (4 tbsp)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Maple Syrup

First up, make the carrot cake according to package instructions. I like to use a bundt pan because I feel like that gives the cake the most bread-like consistency.

Once that’s done and cooled, make your French Toast batter using the sugar, spices, vanilla, milk and eggs. Put the batter in a shallow bowl that you can dip the bread into easily.

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Heat up your skillet pan and melt butter inside to coat the pan. Dip your slices of carrot cake in the batter, then fry on both sides until you get a nice golden brown color.

While the French Toast is cooking, make your cream cheese maple syrup. I melt cream cheese frosting and add maple syrup to taste. This is definitely a taste preference thing – I like the syrup to be mostly cream cheese with just a touch of maple flavor so I don’t do much syrup. But, if you prefer the opposite, do that. Once the French Toast is fried up, plate, drizzle the syrup, and serve!

Carrot Cake French Toast 2

Yummy! And definitely Easter Bunny approved! 😉

Party on!
JW

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