Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe, Cream Cheese Frosting, and Party Decorating Tips and Ideas
Try this easy carrot cake cupcakes recipe, baking and decorating ideas for birthday parties, wedding cupcakes, holidays, and other special occasions. Where to find supplies for decorating cakes, display stands, and special cupcake wrappers, and unique birthday candles.
About this Carrot Cake Recipe
Simple to make, and deliciously sweet and tender.
This recipe is sure to please the most discerning carrot cake lover!
Carrot cake is a favorite that works well for wedding cake cupcakes, birthday celebrations, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday or special occasion.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe
Combine:2 C. all-purpose flour1 3/4 C. sugar1 t. baking powder1 t. baking soda1 t. cinnamon3/4 t. salt
Add:3 C. finely grated carrots1/2 C. cooking oil1/2 C. butter (room temperature)4 eggs1 t. vanilla
Optional:1 C. chopped walnuts1 t. orange zestMix with electric mixer until combined.Fill baking cups 2/3 fullBake at 350 degrees F. for 15-18 minutes
or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Makes 24-30 standard-sized cupcakes
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
8 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature1/3 C. butter2 t. vanilla extract4 cups sifted powdered sugar
Gradually add 1/2 to 3/4 cups additional powdered sugar if necessary to reach desired spreading consistency.
Decorating Carrot Cake Cupcakes
If you are somewhat skilled with a pastry bag and decorating tips, you can pipe an orange carrot, with a small green leaf onto the top of your carrot cakes.
Or you can purchase ready-made edible carrot decorations from a cake decorating supply company to add to the frosting.
Simple decorations that are easy to do at home include adding a few curls of orange zest, or a few bits of lime zest to add a touch of color to the frosting.
When decorating Christmas cupcakes, place three small red-hot cinnamon candies on the center of the frosting, and pipe 3 small green leaves to make a holly decoration.
Cake Decorating and Display Supplies
Use a cupcake tree or tier to make an effective centerpiece display for a holiday or birthday party, wedding reception. or other special occasion.
Decorative cupcake wrappers are also available, to add some fun or elegance to your cupcake presentation.
Cake stands and decorating supplies can be purchased online, or at a local cake decorating supply company, or kitchen specialty store.
Back To Top
Check out these decorating ideas!
Carrot Cake Cupcakes —— Creative Party Cupcakes