Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Are you ready to make and bake Carrot Cake Cupcakes? We sure were, we adapted a recipe for Carrot Cake Cupcakes. If you have never made carrot cupcakes before they are so easy to make especially, with this recipe.

Spring and Easter are the perfect time to make this easy dessert and any of our other cupcake recipes. Who doesn’t love a good, moist carrot cake cupcake? 

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Although we think of spring as the time to whip up these cupcakes, honestly you can make them anytime of year. Especially by using shredded baby carrots. Why baby carrots? Because they are a bit sweeter. Bonus you can buy them in big bags, ready to use. 

If you are looking for a carrot cupcake with pineapple you might like this Carrot Cupcakes Recipe.

How to make Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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How to Frost Cupcakes

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Frosting or Icing supplies

  • You can serve the carrot cupcakes with no frosting for snacks. (a little healthier) 
  • Make butter cream vanilla frosting
  • Make cream cheese frosting
  • Make an icing (is a glaze that is generally on cakes and pastries)
  • Purchase a vanilla frosting (making it quick and easy) Wink, wink. 

I like options. Do you? On the day I made them I used a store bought frosting. Hey, no judging. Busy moms, you know what I mean. Decorate your cupcakes with the frosting, and top with with cupcake toppers if you wish.

They have a stainless steel version of it too, Wilton Decorator Pro Stainless Steel. I didn’t know about this one until I already had purchased my other one. I might give this to Sammie when she heads off to live on her own and upgrade at a later time. But, thought you might like choices if investing in decorating supplies for baking cupcakes and cakes. 

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Recommended kitchen tools for this recipe

  1. Get out your mixing bowl set 
  2. Mixers if you have one (hand) (stand mixer) or Mixing spoon
  3. Spatula
  4. Measuring cups
  5. Cupcake baking pans
  6. Cupcake liners
  7. Food processor

Instructions for how to make the carrot cupcakes

Mix the cupcake batter by following the instructions below

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Full instructions and steps in the recipe card below

First mix together

  1. Mix all your wet ingredients
  2. Add the shredded carrots
  3. Add your chopped nuts 
  4. Mix well. 

Then add flour mixture

Slowly add flour mixture; by adding a small portion at a time, then mixing and repeating the process until the entire mixture is incorporated together with wet ingredients.

Pre heat oven temperature is 350 degrees F.

When fully mixed scoop batter into pre lined or prepared cupcake pans

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Bake the cupcakes when the pan is filled with the cupcake batter 3/4 filled in the liner. About 2 scoops.

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Bake the cupcakes for 15-20 minutes or until your cupcakes come clean after inserting a toothpick to test them. 

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Yield: 14

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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These carrot cake cupcakes are easy to make and so moist. They are perfect with or without frosting or icing. Great for spring celebrations, Easter and anytime you are craving a tasty carrot cupcake.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup light or golden brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar , granulated
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs, med- lrg
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded baby carrots , or organic carrots
  • 1-1/4 cup flour , all purpose
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Pre heat open to 350 degrees
  2. Line or prepare your cupcake baking pans. Then set them to the side.
  3. Chop your pecans if not pre chopped and set to side in a bowl until needed.
  4. Shred your carrots in a food processor and measure amount needed. Set to side. 
  5. Add all your dry ingredients into a large 4 cup measuring cup or medium size bowl. Whisk slowly until stirred. Set to side. 
  6. In your mixer or largest mixing bowl add all your wet ingredients together and mix well. 
  7. Mix in your shredded carrots, mix until blended in. 
  8. Add your chopped nuts, stir until blended in. 
  9. Then slowly add your flour mixture, mix and repeat until it's completely added. Do not over mix. 
  10. Use your cupcake scoop to add to lined or prepared pans. 
  11. Bake 15-20 minutes or until your tooth pick comes out clean. 
  12. Cool your cupcakes fully before frosting and decorating. 


This carrot cake cupcake recipe was adapted from Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Cooking Classy

Want to make cream cheese frosting? Visit the original recipe for directions. Or see our banana cake recipe. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 271Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 27mgSodium 129mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 2gSugar 24gProtein 3g
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