Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

These decadent Carrot Cake cupcakes with a creamy Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting are perfect for spring or any occasion.

Cupcakes are a delicious dessert served up for any event.

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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These treasures would be a great addition to brunch. You could leave off the cinnamon cream cheese frosting and use them as muffins.

You can make them into mini cupcakes and serve them at a tea party. For an easy decoration on top just add some shredded carrots or maybe put an orange M & M on top.

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Carrot Cake Cupcake Recipe

Moist Carrot Cake Cupcakes filled with spices, carrots, and topped with a Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake cupcakes, cream cheese frosting
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15 -18 cupcakes
Calories 539kcal
Author Candi Elm



  • 2 Cups Sifted AP Flour
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Cup coconut oil
  • 2 Cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts or pecans


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 3 Cups of sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Beat the eggs until foamy and add oil slowly as you continue beating. Add dry sifted ingredients and beat until smooth. Add carrots and nuts. Both can be chopped in a food processor.
  • Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Check every five minutes after 20 minutes.
  • After cooled beat cream cheese and butter, add 1 cup of sugar at a time, until blended. Add vanilla and cinnamon and frost when cupcakes are cooled.


These are really cute with a few carrot shreds on top of the frosting.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 3316IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Other ideas for Carrot Cake Cupcakes

  • Add chopped walnuts into the batter, or sprinkle on top of cupcakes
  • Substitute Vegetable oil for coconut oil
  • Eliminate cinnamon from frosting
  • Eat them as muffins without frosting

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and orange wrappers

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  1. Candi, I"m visiting from the UBC. This recipe looks terrific! I love that you're using coconut oil! Now what is AP flour? Thanks!

  2. Yum! These look really good. I'm thinking a baking session might be in order this weekend. 🙂
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  3. Oh carrot cake is my favorite! And they look beautiful. Wish I could have one right now! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. 5 stars
    OMG Carrot Cake is my absolute fave! I’ve never had Cinnamon Frosting before but it sounds delicious…definitely going to try it!

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