Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist homemade carrot cake cupcakes, sweetened with a touch of applesauce and topped off with silky cream cheese frosting. A classic springtime dessert, perfect for any occasion!

Moist homemade carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Lions and tigers and bears… oh my! Only not in the movies, but in our backyard. Yikes! Growing up in southern New England, I barely saw wildlife. Birds, sure. That’s a given. The most exciting animals we ever saw as kids were giant toads or frogs. Maybe an occasional bunny. That’s it. Living in New Hampshire, we’ve had our share of wildlife in our neighborhood and our backyard… from deer to fox, hawks and owls, turtles and bunnies and so much more… but not to be forgotten, our neighborhood turkey family. We once had 24 turkeys roaming our yard. It was a sight! Our most recent visitor… a bear! Massive, sleepy and yet also super cute. It made an appearance a few nights in a row and then continued on it’s journey.

In other bear news…. my kids have always enjoyed watching Bear Grylls. So when the new Netflix special came out, we clearly had to watch it. You get to choose which food, tool or path to take. The first few episodes were near and then they went downhill fast. Every episode worse than the last. Mentions of really old ropes that appeared brand new and modern with no sign of wear. I get that they wanted to try something new and fun, and it was at first, but my kids were even annoyed at how fake it was. Oh well!

Moist homemade carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Growing up, spice cake was my absolute favorite. The only competitor was marble cake because how can you go wrong with vanilla and chocolate in the same cake? You can’t. But spice cake… so amazingly delicious, topped off with cream cheese frosting and it’s taken to another level. Now, one of my absolute favorite cake flavors is carrot cake. Anytime of the year, carrot cake is at the top of my list. I’m positive this love for carrot cake is due to my spice cake love. They’re super similar, with the only main difference being the obvious… carrots. Besides that, moist delicious spiced cake.

If you’ve only ever had spice cake. Carrot cake is definitely your next step and a guaranteed new favorite.

If you’re already a carrot cake fan, you’re in the right place because these are hands down the absolute best carrot cake cupcakes you’ll ever try and the only recipe you’ll ever need. Super moist, perfectly spiced and 100% delicious. These easy homemade carrot cake cupcakes are topped off with silky classic cream cheese frosting.

Nothing says spring and Easter more than carrot cake! Be sure to add these delicious bites of happiness (aka carrot cake cupcakes!) to the top of your spring baking plans and Easter menu! They’re a guaranteed family favorite!

Moist homemade carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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