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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

These Soft, fluffy, and moist carrot cake cupcakes are just delicious and easy to make! Made completely from scratch with real grated carrots.

Course Desserts
Cuisine Tradicional
Keyword buttercream, carrot cake, carrot cake cupcakes, cinnamon buttercream, cinnamon frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 18


Carrot cake:

  • ½ cup of vegetable oil.
  • 4 eggs. at room temperature.
  • 3 medium carrots {grated}
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon.


  • 1 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature.
  • 2 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan 160C.
  2. Separate the egg whites from the yolk.
  3. Mix in a blender the oil, sugar, carrot and the yolks. When it’s done, beat the egg whites in a big bowl {with a whisk or a stand mixer} until it forms hard peaks. Without stopping pour the carrot mixture in and mix well.
  4. Add the flour with the baking powder and cinnamon and mix for about 2 minutes. It’s ready.
  5. Now pour the batter evenly for 12 cupcakes that have already been lined with cupcakes liners and bake for 30-40 minutes, until it feels firm and springy when you press it in the center. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, and carefully take them out of the cupcake tin and place them on a wired rack.
  6. Wait until they are completely cool to add the frosting or it will melt away.

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

  1. With a stand mixer and a whisk attachment, whip the butter for 5 minutes over medium-high speed. Scrap the bowl at least one time during those 5 minutes. Add the powdered sugar little by little on slow speed and add the cinnamon and the vanilla scraping the bowl once. Whip it again at medium-high speed for 2 more minutes. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
  2. Decorate the cupcakes as you like, serve and enjoy!