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Nutrition Facts

Calories 688
  Calories from Fat 348 (51%)
(60%)Total Fat 39g
(61%)Saturated Fat 12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
(42%)Cholesterol 127mg
(42%)Sodium 1003mg
(9%)Potassium 329mg
Total Carbohydrate 78g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 43g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(20%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Carrot Cupcakes2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (extra for dusting)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 6 med carrots, grated

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar

  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

  • 6 oz vegetable oil

  • 3 large eggs

  • 6 oz plain, nonfat yogurt

  • Cream Cheese Frosting8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2 oz unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Packed full of carrots and yogurt and topped with creamy frosting.


  • Carrot CupcakesPreheat oven to 350° F. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss flour mixture together with grated carrots. Set aside.
  • Combine sugars and oil in your stand mixer and mix until combined. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add yogurt and mix well. Add carrot and flour mixture. Mix until just combined, do not over mix.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Then drop oven temperature to 325°F for another 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cupcakes.
  • Cream Cheese FrostingCombine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make sure cream cheese is at room temperature or frosting will be lumpy.
  • Mix with a hand mixer on low until combined, then on high about 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Spread on cupcakes when cool.

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