• prep: 35 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    These spiced Carrot Cake Cupcakes are soft, moist, and topped with an easy cream cheese frosting. Perfect for Easter or any time of year!

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup (80 ml) canola or vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil)
    • 3/4 cup (150 grams) light or dark brown sugar (lightly packed)
    • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup (65 grams) unsweetened applesauce (or plain Greek yogurt or sour cream)
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 and 1/2 cups (150 grams) freshly grated carrots (lightly packed)
    • 1/3 cup (40 grams) chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
    • 1/3 cup (55 grams) raisins (optional)
    • 1 (8-ounce) package brick-style cream cheese (softened)
    • 1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter (softened)
    • 2 cups (240 grams) powdered sugar

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 14
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 342 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 23.11%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 25.06%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 23 mg 7.73%
    • Sodium: 367 mg 15.28%
    • Calcium: 130 mg 13.02%
    • Potassium: 91 mg 2.6%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.08%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 49 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.14%
    • Sugar: 37 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 5.22%
    • Vitamin C 0.06%
    • Vitamin D 0.67%
    • * 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 - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • 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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