Guaranteed to be moist and delicious, these homemade from scratch, Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is sure to be a winner!
When I think of Spring, I think of bunnies, daffodils and carrot cake! Carrot Cake is one of my favorite springtime desserts. It’s easy to make, is healthy (hey…it has carrots it it! ha!) and it’s topped with cream cheese frosting. What’s not to love?!
So, to make this classic cake a little more fun…I turned it into cupcakes! YUM! Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect Easter dessert!
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Making Carrot Cake Cupcakes isn’t hard at all! Don’t be afraid of this homemade from scratch cupcake recipe. It’s super easy to make! Basically, you mix all the ingredients together and bake. You’re then left with most and delicious cupcakes that are ready to be frosted!
Before you start, you HAVE to use these THREE things:
Greaseproof Cupcake Liners:
Regency Wraps Greaseproof Baking Cups: Using the right cupcake liner makes all the difference in the world! With these sturdy liners, you don’t have to worry about them sticking to your cupcakes or coming apart after you’ve baked them. Trust me. I’ve used cheap liners and have regretted it!
Using the correct cupcake pan is a must! If you try to bake in a cupcake pan that is cheaply made, your cupcakes will be a flop! Invest in this affordable kitchen staple that you will use for years to come! This Wilton Cupcake Pan is my favorite!! I have several!
Investing in a good kitchen mixer is the best thing I’ve ever done! I messed with cheap mixers for years and would get so frustrated! Having a good mixer is worth it’s weight in gold! Once you buy a good one, you won’t have again for a very long time!! This is the exact mixer I have and I LOVE it!!
Look at those beauties! Mmmmm! You could pretend they are Carrot Cake Muffins and leave off the frosting to make them seem healthier. BUT, I strongly suggest you just go for it and add the Cream Cheese Frosting! Haha! It’s so good!!
Guaranteed to be moist and delicious, this Carrot Cake Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is a sure winner! Whip up a batch and top them with adorable hand-made fondant carrots, walnuts or even cake crumbs from one of the cupcakes. I promise you’re gonna want to make this recipe again and again!
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups grated carrots
- Combine dry ingredients - flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Beat the eggs, sugar and oil in a separate bowl.
- Add dry ingredients to wet egg mixture.
- Stir in carrots and mix well.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing form pans to wire racks.
- Frost with my favorite Cream Cheese Frosting - it is OH so yummy!
- Top with adorable hand-made fondant carrots, walnuts (if that's your thing) or cake crumbs from one of the carrot cupcakes.
These Carrot Cake Cupcakes with have them coming back for more!
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