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Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Icing

I have been buying carrots in bulk and cleaning them for on the go snacks around my house. So I have plenty of them on hand. I saw this recipe for Carrot Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Icicng in All You magazine this month and decided to make these carrot cupcakes. I have never made them and with it being the Easter season I thought lets give them a try. I am so glad I did. Very simple to make and the combination of the icing and cake is delicious. Try it for yourself and you’ll be pleasantly surprised ๐Ÿ™‚

You’ll need

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp sea salt

8 tbsp butter at room temperature

1 cup sucanat or firmly packed light brown sugar

2 cups grated carrots

6 oz cream cheese at room temperature

2 Tbsp of honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners

Whisk eggs and milk together

In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt together.

In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer on medium/high speed beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.

Around 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium/low and add slowly add the flour mixture, beating as you go.Scrap sides of bowl.ย Beat for about a minute after you added all the flour.

Fold in carrots.

Evenly divide the batter into the muffin tins.

Bake until golden and toothpick comes out clean. 23 – 25 minutes.

Cool on wire rack.

Using a rubber spatula, stir the cream cheese and honey together in a small bowl until creamy.

Frost when cool.

I was a little wary of eating these because the frosting didn’t have any sugar in it. lol. But the honey and cream cheese together are a wonderful combination. I will be making these again they were a huge hit with the family ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharing at these parties.

26 thoughts on “Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Icing”

  1. Judy Haughton-James says:

    These cupcakes look delicious Diane. The ingredients sound great. Thanks for sharing and have a good week.

  2. clairejustineoxox says:

    Yummy, I love carrot cakes ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays…
    http://www.clairejustineoxox.com/2013/03/glam-up-your-own-footwear-for-only-few.html

  3. Krystal V. says:

    looks awesome and delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Donna McMorrow says:

    Sounds delicious! I pinned it!

  5. Ellen Christian says:

    Sounds absolutely delicious!

  6. Maria Iemma says:

    I love carrot cake but never thought to add honey! This looks scrumptious and decadent and for me!

  7. Alison says:

    These look great, and I love carrot cake, thanks for sharing I will have to try them!

  8. Jackie says:

    These look great! I’m visiting from the In and Out party. I would love if you would share on my site: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/04/tried-and-true-recipes-6.html

  9. Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner? says:

    YUM!!! Thank you for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday

  10. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) says:

    These sound delicious! Honey cream cheese icing – brilliant!

  11. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs says:

    These look divine! And I think I have all the ingredients… so I’ll be giving them a try. Carrot cake and cream cheese frosting is one of my all-time favorites. I’ve wondered about the All You magazine. Do you like it? With a recipe like this, it must be pretty good. Will investigate further.

    Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social (and making my stomach growl!).

  12. Grandma Kc says:

    I just love carrot cake so I will certainly try this out! Thanks!

  13. Jenny says:

    this sounds scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe
    Visiting from Katherine’s Corner.

  14. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Love the new look of your blog, Diane! Your carrot cupcakes look delicious and I like that you have used honey in the icing. What a wonderful wholesome treat!

  15. Toni Cosgrove says:

    These look so yummy….and healthy too Many things we put carrots in we also put zuchini in. We grate them both and then saute in butter…serve as little haystacks and kids love.smilz

  16. Lulu says:

    I’ve just made carrot cakes with cream cheese icing and used maple syrup in the icing. Next time I’ll try the honey.

  17. Katherines Corner says:

    Diane let me grab a glass of milk, I’ll be right over! Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted today!

  18. Judy @Savoring Today says:

    Have always loved the carrot cake and cream cheese frosting combo, but what a great way to make it healthier! Thanks for sharing this on Hearth & Soul Hop. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. The Contessa(Linda) says:

    Thanks for coming by What’d You Do This Weekend? Love these. Hope to see you again tomorrow.
    Have a great week,
    Linda

  21. Linda@With A Blast says:

    This looks delicious, Diane! Pinned to make soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party!

  22. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    Looks great! I’ve been wanting to make carrot cake, but my husband doesn’t like it. I’ll have to think of an occasion. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  23. Melissa says:

    These look so good! =)
    Pinning to save!
    I love making yummy cupcakes like these! Im following you on Pinterest and Blogloving from Thursday Favorite Things at Katherines Corner.

  24. Anna Memphis says:

    I totally just flagged down my boyfriend to see if he wanted me to try these — the title itself sounds delicious.

  25. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Diane says:

      Thank you Miz Helen! Very proud to receive my 3rd Red Plate ๐Ÿ™‚

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