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carrot cake cupcakes

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

These delicious moist Carrot Cake Cupcakes with crushed pineapple and walnuts are topped with a delectable white chocolate cream cheese frosting. They are one of my most requested potluck recipes and perfect for parties, shindigs, bridal and baby showers. My friends and family just rant and rave about them. Please keep in mind this is a small batch recipe so you may want to double it.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For carrot cake cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    shredded carrots
  • 1/2 c
    crushed pineapple
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 c
    white chocolate chips
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 c
    butter softened
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make carrot cake cupcakes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake baking cup liners
  • 2
    In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • 3
    Beat eggs, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Mix in oil, vanilla, carrots and pineapple. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and stir just until combined and evenly moistened. Fold in 1/2 cup walnuts Fill cupcake baking cups about 3/4 of the way up.Bake 25-30 minutes.
  • 4
    Melt chocolate chips in microwave according to manufacturers instructions. Allow to cool slightly as you do not want it melting your butter or cream cheese.In a stand mixer beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in white chocolate. Gradually add powdered sugar until icing is creamy.
  • 5
    Ice cupcakes after they are completely cool. Sprinkle with remaining chopped walnuts
  • 6
    NOTES This is a small batch recipe that makes 12 cupcakes.