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4.50 from 8 votes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time53 mins
Course: Cupcakes, Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcakes
Calories:

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 20 oz crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 1/2 cups carrots, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut, flaked
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

For the Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp fresh orange juice

Instructions

For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ and prepare a muffin pan with liners.
  • In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a large bowl combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sugar, and vanilla. Beat on low until combined.
  • Add flour mixture into the large bowl. Mix on low until combined with wet ingredients.
  • Fold in grated carrots, coconut, pineapple, and stir.
  • Fill up each liner 3/4 full. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until center is fully cooked.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

For the Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • In a medium bowl beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla, powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice.
  • Beat until smooth.