Carrot cake cupcakes on plates with M&M's on top

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These carrot cake cupcakes are delicious!! They’re rather easy to make and it’s so much better than just a plain boxed cake!! Carrot cake is one of my favorites!! I think you’re going to love these!! Don’t forget to “pin it” to save it!

Carrot cake cupcakes on plates with M&M's on top
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest in muffin tin 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author The Shortcut Kitchen






  • Preheat oven to 350˚F and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and baking soda in a medium bowl and mix well.
  • In large bowl, beat eggs and slowly add oil while continuing to beat.
  • Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix well.
  • Fold in shredded carrots, then fill cupcake liners about ⅔ full.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan 10 minutes then move to cooling rack to finish cooling.


  • Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add in powdered sugar and milk, then beat on high until smooth.
  • Frost cupcakes with icing and decorate as desired.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 4101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Cupcakes
Cuisine American



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    1. Hi Kelsey, this recipe makes a large batch of cream cheese icing. It is correct as written and uses 8 cups of powdered sugar (also sometimes known as icing sugar). I hope this helps!