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Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Want a Spring/Easter dessert that fits the season – without being over the top? Here’s our take on delicious carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing!


I’m right there with you, looking for a Spring/Easter dessert that is perfectly suited to the season, but isn’t over the top hard or crazy colorful. Well, these carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing (that can be substituted for other icing or made with non-dairy cream cheese) are just thing thing!

carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing and carrots

ingredients to make carrot cupcakes on a tray with wood background

carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Yield: 6 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Want a Spring/Easter dessert that fits the season - without being over the top? Here's our take on delicious carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing!

Ingredients

For cupcakes:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup grated carrots

For cream cheese frosting:

  • ½ cup + powdered sugar
  • ½ package cream cheese, (room temp)
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla

Instructions

Make cupcakes:

  1. Whisk eggs, vanilla, sugar and oil together until combined. carrot cupcakes - mixing wet ingredients in mixer
  2. Gradually add flour, baking powder and cinnamon to wet ingredients.
  3. Fold in carrots.
  4. Pour mixture into 6 cupcake liners. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 mins. carrot-cupcake-batter-in-muffin-tins-ready-to-bake

Make frosting:

  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth. beat cream cheese until smooth for icing
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and blend until smooth. For thicker texture, add more powdered sugar a little at a time.
  3. Pipe onto cupcakes.  pipe icing onto cupcakes
  4. Garnish with shredded carrot and/ or a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Notes

Can substitute non-dairy cream cheese in the icing. 

carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing from above, on a cutting board

carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Looking for a different sort of cupcake? Try our Pumpkin Cupcake Mason Jar Trifle recipe!

bite out of one carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting

Have you made carrot cupcakes lately? Wouldn’t they make the perfect Spring/Easter dessert or treat?

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Comments

  1. Miz Helen says

    I really wish that one of those wonderful Cupcakes was sitting right here in front of me right now!
    Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  2. Jann Olson says

    Absolutely love carrot cake! I don’t make it very often, simply for that reason. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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