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  • Writer's pictureElyse Lapeyre

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Updated: May 9, 2020

๐“๐‡๐„ ๐„๐€๐’๐ˆ๐„๐’๐“ ๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐“ ๐Ÿฅ• ๐‚๐€๐Š๐„ ๐‚๐”๐๐‚๐€๐Š๐„๐’ ๐ฐ/ ๐‚๐‘๐„๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐‡๐„๐„๐’๐„ ๐…๐‘๐Ž๐’๐“๐ˆ๐๐†


Easter is right around the corner and itโ€™s definitely going to be a little different this year with COVID-19 circulating the ๐ŸŒŽ; however making Easter ๐Ÿฃ sweets & treats are still a go! We donโ€™t need the stress of complicated recipes so letโ€™s make it easyyyy this year with these super simple (box mix๐Ÿคซ) cupcakes! These cupcakes are swirled with spicy nutmeg, warming cinnamon, nutty walnuts and shredded carrot ๐Ÿฅ• of course and topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting๐Ÿคค. Who could resist that combo??โฃ Letโ€™s get to baking! โฃ

๐ˆ๐๐†๐‘๐„๐ƒ๐ˆ๐„๐๐“๐’ โฃ

โ€ข @simplemills vanilla cake mix (the secret!)โฃ

โ€ข 3 eggs โฃ

โ€ข 1/3 cup coconut oil โฃ

โ€ข 1/3 cup water โฃ

โ€ข 1.5 cups shredded carrots โฃ

โ€ข 1/3 cup chopped walnuts โฃ

โ€ข 1 tsp. cinnamonโฃ

โ€ข 1/2 tsp. nutmeg โฃ

โ€ข 1 tbsp. vanilla extract โฃ


๐‚๐‘๐„๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐‡๐„๐„๐’๐„ ๐…๐‘๐Ž๐’๐“๐ˆ๐๐†โฃ

โ€ข 8 oz. organic cream cheese, softened โฃ

โ€ข 3 tbsp. maple syrup โฃ

โ€ข 1 tsp. cinnamonโฃ

โ€ข 1 tsp. vanilla extract โฃ



1. Preheat oven to 350 & line muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with non-stick baking spray.โฃ

2. Follow directions on back of the @simplemills box and add in cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, walnuts & carrots. โฃ

3. Fill cupcake lines with batter about 2/3 full & bake for 17 minutes. โฃ

4. To make frosting, use a stand mixer or hand mixer and beat all ingredients together until whipped. โฃ

5. Fill frosting into a ziplock bag and once cupcakes have cooled, cut one corner of the ziplock to frost cupcakes and then sprinkle with cinnamon. โฃ


ENJOY!! And Happy Easter ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ’•โฃ


Donโ€™t forget to tag @thehealthylittlefoodie_ if you make๐Ÿ“ธ

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