Carrot Cake Cupcakes – Delicious and Easy #Recipe

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 Try this Carrot Cake Pineapple Pecan Cupcakes recipe. Spring is finally here and with Easter around the corner I decided to make Carrot Cupcakes. I looked at a few carrot cake and cupcake recipes. I decided to use a small can of pineapple that I had. Slightly adapting a recipe for the carrot cake cupcakes; this is how my cupcakes were created.

I think out of all the spring baking I do my top two favorites are made with lemon or carrot, but then the berries are right there in the running! For Easter it is hands down a good Carrot Cake, although these would be perfect and are much easier for the kids to handle.

Carrot Cake Pineapple Pecan Cupcakes_

This recipe is really easy! Of course if you have a food processor the grating of the carrots is a snap!

cupcake pan_cupcake pan with cupcakes ready to bake in oven

Pull out your old friend from under the counter and assemble your baking wares.

Baking supplies 

chopped pecans in a measuring cup_


See recipe for other items! 

Directions for making carrot cupcakes

  1. In a medium size bowl; Mix dry ingredients and set to the side.
  2. Grate carrots.
  3. Chop the nuts (if not pre chopped)
  4. Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Add dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients stirring until mixed well.
  6. Pour into your lined cupcake pan.
  7. Bake!

cupcake cut in half_

Of course if you like you can add things like raisins. Typically I’d omit the pineapple but, I have to say I apologize to anyone I have ever said I don’t care for pineapple in Carrot Cupcakes I have turned over a new leaf. I love the moist texture and naturally added sweetness it adds. Never, say never! Ever! Sounds like a Taylor Swift song. Excuse my while I sing a bit.

Glad you couldn’t hear that! Also I am happy to say that my baking partner Sammie promise to makes cookies with me soon! Like I said yesterday you never know which way the wind is going to blow with a teen in the house!

Carrot Cake Pineapple Pecan Cupcakes #Recipe

Carrot Cake Cupcakes. Enjoy this easy to make recipe for carrot cupcakes. They just say spring! But, you can make them anytime of year. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake cupcakes, carrot cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Theresa Huse DearCreatives.com


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1-1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Power
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1-1/2 cup Grated Carrots
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple
  • 1/2 cup Pecans chopped
  • Frosting
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp. Butter softened
  • 2 cups Powered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix dry ingredients together, whisking slowly. Set to side.

  3. Grate carrots. 

  4. Chop the nuts

  5.  Add dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients stirring until completely mixed. 

  6. Add grated carrots, and nuts and finished stirring only until blended.

  7. Pour mixture into your lined cupcake pan. 

  8. Bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes*
  9. Let cool when done. Prepare a cream cheese icing.
  10. Cream Cheese 8 ounces, 2 tbsp. butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla or to taste. Add more butter only if needed or desired.

Recipe Notes

Double Recipe for larger batches
Cooking time may vary Check at 15 Min. and reset until fully baked and knife comes clean (15-20 minutes depending on altitude and oven)

adapted from Pinch of Yum Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes http://pinchofyum.com/best-carrot-cake-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-frosting

Now go make some yummy carrot cake cupcakes

What do you put in your carrot cake recipes?

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  1. Oh my… those look absolutely delicious! I pinned them so my kiddo and I can make them next time we’re playing in the kitchen. 😀

  2. These cupcakes look terrific
    We love carrot cakes, but I actually never tried with pineapple.
    It should be wonderful combination

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