• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 18 min
  • total: 38 min
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  • Summary

    Flavorful, soft, and moist carrot cake cupcakes with the best cream cheese frosting!

    Ingredients

    • 1 and 1/3 cups white flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon EACH: ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves
    • 2/3 cup light-brown brown sugar, (packed)
    • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or use 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract)
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 and 1/2 cups finely shredded carrots ((~3 medium sized carrots))
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, (at room temperature)
    • 1 package (8 ounces) full-fat cream cheese, (at room temperature (do not use low fat))
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or use 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
    • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 cups powdered sugar
    • Optional: 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 473 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 24 g 36.19%
    • Saturated Fat: 8 g 40.92%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 43 mg 14.4%
    • Sodium: 259 mg 10.78%
    • Calcium: 52 mg 5.19%
    • Potassium: 104 mg 2.98%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.48%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 66 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.27%
    • Sugar: 53 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 8.63%
    • Vitamin C 0.2%
    • Vitamin D 0.73%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs4
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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