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Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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18 cupcakes
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Our Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting are a popular twist on regular carrot cake. They’re so easy to make from scratch and the grated carrots make them deliciously rich and moist. Try it for yourself!

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
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin tins with paper liners (18 cups in all).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and set aside.
  3. In the 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.
  4. Turn off the 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.
  5. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for about 25 minutes, until brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  6. When done, remove the cupcakes from the pan to a wire rack.
  7.  Let cool to room temperature. When cool, top each cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In the bowl of a standing mixer with whisk attachment, beat cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
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