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Carrot Cupcakes by Penzeys

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“I got this from Penzeys spices Fall 2006 catalog. I like cupcakes and this looked great! Then again, most things coming from Penzeys look great.”
24 cupcakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
  3. Peel carrots, chop off ends, and grate finely.
  4. Stir flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda together, set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until well blended.
  6. Add sugar, oil, carrots, and pure vanilla extract, mix well at medium speed.
  7. Add flour mixture and nuts or raisins(if desired).
  8. Blend on low speed until just mixed, spoon into cupcake liners, about 3/4 full.
  9. Place the pans in the preheated oven and bake for 12 minutes.
  10. Switch the pans so the pan from the lower rack is now on the upper, and bake for 12 more minutes.
  11. Check for doneness--cupcakes should be browned and springy to the touch.
  12. Let cool completely before frosting.
  13. To prepare frosting: let cream cheese and butter come to room temperature.
  14. Blend with pure vanilla extract, then beat in the powdered sugar at low speed.
  15. Add food coloring if desired; it gives the frosting a nice spreading consistancy.
  16. If you don't use food coloring, add a drizzle of milk to make the frost spread more easily.

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