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Easy Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Quick, easy spiced carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients. Soft and moist with classic carrot cake flavor.
Course Cupcakes
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake cupcakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 724
Author Abeer Rizvi



  • 1 cup All-purpose flour All-purpose
  • 3 tbsp Protein powder Optional
  • ½ cup Granulated
  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Carrots Shredded not pureed
  • ½ cup Oil
  • ¼ cup Applesauce Unsweetened
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp Allspice
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg powder
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract


  • 2 cups Pistachios Chopped
  • ½ cups Golden edible pearls


  • In a mixing bowl, add eggs, oil, applesauce, vanilla extract brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  • Mix for two minutes until everything is smooth and there are no lumps.
  • Add the shredded carrots and mix everything, until just combined.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, collagen peptides, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, allspice and nutmeg powder.
  • Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. The batter will be thick but don’t over-mix!
  • Pour this batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare your cream cheese icing…

  • Add the cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix everything until there are no lumps.
  • Then, start adding powdered sugar, while continuing to mix. Start with 1 cup of powdered sugar and work your way up. More powdered sugar = thicker consistency of frosting. Less powdered sugar- Thinner consistency of frosting.
  • Once the cupcakes have cooled down to room temperature, frost them in cream cheese icing and cover them in chopped pistachios and golden edible pearls. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 724kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 87g | Vitamin A: 2465IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1.9mg