Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Looking for an easy Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe? Learn how to make Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jameyc01

Makes 12 servings



Carrot Cupcakes, like carrot cake only in cupcake form, you can also add 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp of finely chopped walnuts.

Recipe Ingredients for Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

0.75 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
0.5 cup Organic Whole Wheat All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
0.25 tsp Salt, Table
0.5 tsp Cinnamon, Ground
0.25 tsp Nutmeg, Ground
0.25 cup Vegetable Oil, Canola
0.75 cup, packed Sugars, Brown
2 large Egg, White
1/2 cup Natural Applesauce
0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
1.5 cup, grated Carrots
4 oz Cream Cheese Neufchatel 1/3 Less Fat
0.75 cup Confectioners Sugar
0.5 tsp Lemon Peel

Recipe Directions for Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Sift together the first 6 ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk the oil, brown sugar and eggs until will combined. Whisk in the applesauce, vanilla and carrots. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in 1/4 cup of the chopped walnuts.

  3. Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. With an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and lemon zest until smooth and creamy. Frost the cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tbsp of chopped walnuts. The cupcake should be stored in the refrigerator.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 77.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
205
Calories from Fat
61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.8g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
177mg
7%
Potassium
72mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
32.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
22.2g
Protein
2.8g
Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
D-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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