Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Perfect dessert for Easter!

This is probably one of my most requested recipes!



Cup cake

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking posder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2  teaspoon table salt
  • 3 cups carrots, peeled & grated (I usually cheat and buy the bag of grated carrots)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil


  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softned
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softned
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar

I love this cream cheese frosting, but if you are in a pinch on time pick up a tub of Duncan Hines Cream cheese frosting.  I usually keep my eyes open when I go through the baking isle at the grocery store and try to grab a few tubs when they are on sale.


Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Line muffin tin with liners and spray liners with non-stick baking spray.

Lay out cream cheese and butter on counter to give time to soften.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in large bowl and set aside.

Blend sugars and eggs in mixer until combined.

With mixer running add oil allow to mix then add carrots allow to mix then add dry ingredients and mix.

Scoop into muffin liners almost to top and bake on middle rack of oven for 30-35 minutes, until top is golden brown and center of cake comes out clean.

Let cupcakes cook completely before frosting. (about 1 hour)

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Categories: Desserts

Author:Amy Stafford

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