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Classic Carrot Cupcake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

If you’re a carrot cake fanatic like I am, you will love this Carrot Cupcake recipe with a zest of Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.  It’s mmmm…delicious!

Classic Carrot Cupcake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1 (9 ounce) pkg frozen sliced carrots
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook carrots according to pkg directions until tender.  Drain & mash in a large bowl.  Add sugar, oil & eggs, beat well.  Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon & salt.  Beat into carrot mixture.  Stir in chopped nuts.  Pour batter into cupcake pan lined with baking cups.  Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool and frost.

Ingredients for Frosting

  • 1 pkg (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest (from 1 orange)

Frosting Directions:

Blend cream cheese & butter in a large mixing bowl on low speed until combined.  Stop the machine & gradually add the sugar, blending with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is well combined.  Then add the orange juice & zest to the mixture.  Increase the mixer speed until the frosting lightens & is fluffy, about 1 minute.  Use at once to frost your cupcakes.

Makes approx. 23 cupcakes.

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