Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes





Perfectly spiced, with a delectable hint of citrus, this carrot cupcake recipe is the only one you will ever need.

Sunday July 5, 2020

(0 stars from 0 review)

Carrots Cinnamon Cupcakes

Table of Contents

  1. Recipe

Stay up to date

Want to join our newsletter for notifications on newest posts? Sign up here!

We'll never share your email with anyone else.

One unique ingredient I add to these is some orange juice. I find it really adds a depth to the flavour of these cakes; without making them taste too citrus-ey. Normally I squeeze an orange or two to get my juice because we're more likely to have oranges than a carton of orange juice but in a pinch I have used carton orange juice and it works just fine too.

These carrot cupcakes are the best! There's really no other way to describe them. They're so good that my mom was on the phone asking for the recipe shortly after I dropped them off last time I made them. They're perfectly spiced, and not too sweet.

The batter may seem a bit thicker than usual, but this is because lots of the moisture is hiding in the carrots. Once you bake the cupcakes the carrots will release their moisture and the cake will be perfect. 

Topping these with a thick layer of cream cheese buttercream really elevates them to the next level. The buttercream is thick, rich and compliments the cupcakes perfectly. It’s not a carrot cupcake without the cream cheese icing in my opinion, but you can definitely use whatever icing is your favorite.

Carrot Cupcakes


By: Natalie Kollee
Yield: 18 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup orange juice (carton or fresh squeezed)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded carrots, about 3-4 large carrots



Preheat oven to 350, grease or line a muffin pan


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg,and ginger. Set aside.


In a small mixing bowl, mix together oil, sugar, orange juice, eggs, milk, and vanilla


Stir the wet mixture into the dry until thoroughly combined


Fold the carrots into the batter


Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin until about 2/3 to 3/4 full


Bake muffins 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean


Cool 5-10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to the cooling rack to cool completely


Top with icing of your choice

Leave a Thought

Fields with a * are required
We'll never share your email with anyone else.






Portrait of natalie

Natalie Kollee

Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.

Other Posts We Thought You'd Like

Mini Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Mini Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Thursday February 18, 2021

Everything you love about OREO cheesecake in a convenient bite sized format. Garnish with a swirl of cookies and cream frosting and a mini oreo for the ultimate treat!

Butter Chocolate Baking Crumbs Cream Cheese Eggs OREOs Sour Cream Sugar

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Saturday July 18, 2020

This chocolate chip banana bread is the perfect balance of moisture and banana flavor without being too dense! Sprinkled with mini chocolate chips throughout, this loaf is bound to be devoured before you know it!

Banana Chocolate

Giant Cinnamon Bun "Cake"

Giant Cinnamon Bun "Cake"

Tuesday October 20, 2020

This giant cinnamon bun cake is a fun, delicious spin on classic cinnamon rolls. Perfect for a unique birthday cake!

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Yeast

Blueberry Zucchini Banana Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Banana Bread

Sunday August 8, 2021

Spiced zucchini bread meets sweet banana bread in this moist, incredibly delicious loaf cake recipe. Bursting with fresh, juicy blueberries, this loaf cake makes the most of all the late summer produce!

Baking Powder Baking Soda Banana Blueberries Brown Sugar Butter Cinnamon Eggs Flour Ginger Nutmeg Salt Vanilla Extract Zucchini