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Carrot Caramel Cupcakes

Everyone loves a good dessert, right? I have a weakness for desserts actually. It’s bad. Or good, however you want to view it! πŸ˜‰ These Carrot Caramel Cupcakes really make my mouth water just thinking about them! They are the perfect summer treat….or autumn, especially for upcoming fall parties!! These are comfort food for cool fall days, for sure!

Carrot Caramel Cupcakes

Promise me you’ll make these for a party this fall!? You’ll love them and so will all of your friends and family! Carrot cake and caramel belong together just like peanut butter and jelly! πŸ˜‰ These Carrot Caramel Cupcakes are a favorite amongst my friends!

Carrot Caramel Cupcakes – Instructions and Ingredients

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Carrot Caramel Cupcakes
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For the Cupcakes
  1. 1 1/2 C sugar
  2. 1 C oil
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 2 C flour
  5. 2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 1 C shredded carrots
  10. 1 tsp nutmeg
  11. 1/4 C finely chopped pecans
For the Frosting
  1. 1 C soft unsalted butter
  2. 4 + C powder sugar
  3. 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  4. 2 tsp caramel extract
  5. 2 TBSP finely chopped pecans
For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake tin with paper liners.
  3. Beat sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl on medium until well blended.
  4. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt on low speed for 1 minute.
  5. Add carrots and pecans then stir to mix well.
  6. Scoop batter into the lined cupcake tins 2/3 s full.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in cupcake pan for 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack until completely cooled.
For the Frosting
  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  2. If it doesn't cream add the heavy whipping cream.
  3. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak.
  4. If not add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.
  5. Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  6. Add caramel extract and pecan... stir to mix in frosting.
  7. Scoop the frosting into a large pastry bag with a frosting tip.
  8. Twist open end of the pastry bag to push frosting to the tip.
  9. Test to make sure the chopped pecans can make it through the frosting tip>
  10. Frost cupcakes.
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 Carrot Caramel Cupcakes

Easy enough, right? I don’t think it’s too difficult and for some Carrot Caramel Cupcakes it’s worth the work! Once you try these, come back and tell me how they turned out and what you thought!

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Comments

  1. Oh my gosh. These look delicious. I love carrot cake cupcakes but adding a little caramel is genius!
    Scarlet recently posted…Glutagest Helps Digest GlutenMy Profile

  2. Holy cow… these sound amazing! And now I’m starving. πŸ˜‰

  3. Drooling over this dessert recipe. I am so loving this. Great to try soon.
    Mich recently posted…Tips To Survive Apartments Without AirconditioningMy Profile

  4. Looks scrumptious! Pinning and drooling at the same time. Thanks for sharing.
    Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess recently posted…Plush Pumpkin Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese FrostingMy Profile

  5. These look amazing!
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  6. I love carrot cake and caramel! Great combo. Pinning this from Miz Helen’s.
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  7. Yum these look awesome! I have a weakness for sweets as well, first thing I go for when I wake up and take a nice long stroll to the fridge in the middle of the night! My 7 year old has been begging me to make him carrot cake, I think these will work perfectly! Love it, can’t wait to try! I’d love for you to come share with us over at the Throwback Thursday link party if you got the chance!
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  8. Looks wonderful πŸ™‚
    You are welcome to join
    SATURDAY SHOW OFF
    Hugs from HΓ₯kan in Sweden

  9. These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this dessert on the “Best of the Weekend” party so that I could discover it.
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Best of the WeekendMy Profile

  10. Your Carrot Caramel Cupcakes look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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