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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting

Course Cupcakes, Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Cupcakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes

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

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ and prepare a muffin pan with liners.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  3. In a large bowl combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sugar, and vanilla. Beat on low until combined.

  4. Add flour mixture into the large bowl. Mix on low until combined with wet ingredients.

  5. Fold in grated carrots, coconut, pineapple, and stir.

  6. Fill up each liner 3/4 full. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until center is fully cooked.

  7. Remove from oven and let cool.

For the Orange Buttercream Frosting

  1. In a medium bowl beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.

  2. Add vanilla, powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice.

  3. Beat until smooth.

Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired from my Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting