Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Carrot Cake Cupcakes
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

4:00 AM

So for Father's day I decided to make my dad Carrot Cake Cupcakes since Carrot Cake is one of his favorites.  These cupcakes came out amazing and I think they are my best cupcakes to date!  I got the original recipe here, however I altered it slightly because I don't use as much sugar as a lot of recipes call for.  I usually use about half the sugar.  Since I was in such a rush to make these with the blogger meetup being on Saturday, I couldn't take pictures of me making these, but I promise you I did follow the below recipe and made them myself.  Also they even taste good without icing.

  • 2 cups of sugar (I used 1)
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

For the frosting:
  • ¾ pound cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ pound unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound confectioner’s sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  I usually wait to do this because my oven heats up really quickly.
  2. Beat the sugar, oil, and vanilla in a bowl of an electric mixer.  Add the eggs 1 at a time.  In another bowl, add the flour cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  With the mixer on low speed, add ½ of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Add the grated carrots, raisins, and walnuts to the remaining flour, mix well, and add to the batter.  Mix until just combined.
  3. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.  Scoop the batter ¾ full.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.  The recipe calls to reduce the oven temperature to 350 and bake for another 35 minutes but I don’t like dry cupcakes so I left it as is.  A few of them were still a little raw so those were put back in for a few minutes later on but the rest of them came out just fine.
  4. For the frosting add the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a bowl then later add the sugar and beat until smooth.


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  1. YUM! These look and sound amazing! I love me a good carrot cake!

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

  2. Oh my gosh, yum!!! These look amazing! Carrot cake is my mom's favorite, so I'll definitely need to make her these! Thanks for sharing:)


  3. oh these cupcakes look amazing, i'm always up for a bit of carrot cake! such a lovely father's day gift as well, i made mine some cheese scones (he's not a big fan of sweet treats, weirdo) and they were gone within the day x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

  4. I love carrot cake and a carrot cupcake sounds even better! Thanks for sharing your recipe! These look delicious!

    Doused In Pink

  5. My husband loves carrot cake. I may have to make these with the half the sugar. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  6. They look so nice and yummy!!!


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