Carrot Cupcakes – Simple and Delicious

The closest I could get to pumpkin is Carrot Cupcakes.  We are not pumpkin fans.I thought tinting the frosting orange was a nice touch.  Needless to say these cupcakes were delicious.  Give them a try!



1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice
1/4 teaspoon ginger
8 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/4 cups grated carrots
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla


1.  Preheat oven 350 degrees
2.  Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
3.  In a separate bowl whisk melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.  Add grated carrot, raisins and stir together.
4.  Whisk in flour mixture until just combined.
5.  Divide batter among muffin cups.  Bake until tops spring back.  15-20 minutes.  Transfer to rack and let cool 5 minutes.  Remove the cupcakes to the rack to cool completely.



1/2 stick butter, softened
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
2 cups confectioners sugar


1.  Mix butter, cream cheese and salt on medium speed until creamy.  About 3-5 minutes
2.  Add rest of ingredients and beat on high 2-3 minutes.
3.  Frost cupcakes.

Simple and Delicious.  You will love these cupcakes.  Very much a part of Autumn!


One thought on “Carrot Cupcakes – Simple and Delicious

  1. We love pumpkin in our house (sweet potato pie, too!) but carrot cake always runs a close second, with apple sauce plumped raisin cake following closely behind.
    I like to add crushed pineapple to my recipe and NEVER, EVER nuts! These southerners think EVERYTHING has to have pecans 😝

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