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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

When I was younger, one of my best friend’s grandmother used to make the most amazing carrot cake. Whether it was her birthday or a family holiday, I always looked forward to a slice, and since itย wasn’t a dessert that I grew up eating, so it was such a treat for me.

I was craving carrot cake this week, and decided to make a cupcake version! And to let you in on a secret, I decided to cut this recipe in half and bake just a few for us to keep at the house since honestly, I didn’t trust myself with a dozen delicious cupcakes in the house ๐Ÿ™‚

These easy and yummy cupcakes are moist, filled with delicious spice, and topped off with a light whipped cream cheese frosting that will make you want to eat it all before you even get to frosting~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Cupcake Batter
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Cupcake Batter
Instructions
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, add cupcake liners to cupcake baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or standing mixer, mix together applesauce, oil, and sugars until well combined.
  3. Add in eggs (one at a time), just until combined. Add in vanilla extract and carrots until combined.
  4. Add in flour and baking soda and mix well until the batter complete.
  5. With a large spoon, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners (filling 3/4 full)
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean or it passes the bounce back test. When you gently press the tops of the cupcakes and the finger print bounces back.
  7. Once done, remove the cupcakes from the pan and leave to completely cool before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a stand mixer, add butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Whip on medium/high speed for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add to a frosting bag (w/ a tip of your choice), and circle the frosting onto the cupcake
Recipe Notes

Optional - I ground pecans to sprinkle on top of the frosting, you can also use walnuts.

Frosting - optional, while your frosting is whipping, I like to add a dash of cinnamon.

Store in an air tight container.

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