Carrot Cupcakes with Cream-Cheese Frosting

Our carrot cupcakes with cream-cheese frosting are a popular twist to regular carrot cake. Try these carrot cupcakes for an Easter treat!

Photo Credit: 

Maria Dryfhout/shutterstock

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups grated carrots (about 2 carrots)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin tins with paper liners (18 cups in all).

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.

In bowl of a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, beat together eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, milk, and vanilla on medium speed until light in color and thickened in texture, about 2 minutes.

Turn off motor. Add flour mixture and combine on low speed until just incorporated. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in carrots, raisins, and walnuts by hand.

Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake cupcakes until brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. When done, remove cupcakes from pan to a wire rack. Let cool to room temperature. When cool, top each cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

In the bowl of a standing mixer with whisk attachment, combine all ingredients until smooth. Yield: 1-½ cups.

Yield: 

18 cupcakes

Preparation Time: 

40 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

1 hour

Preparation Method

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I'm going to make these for

I'm going to make these for this coming Easter. Thank you for posting these recipes.