Top moist carrot cake cupcakes with bright and citrusy lemon frosting for a delectable spring treat.

Reynolds Kitchens(R)
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pans with 24 Reynolds® StayBrite® Baking Cups.

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  • Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.

  • Combine the carrots, oil, applesauce, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add carrot mixture to the flour mixture; mix just until combined. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in muffin pan. Transfer cupcakes to cooling rack; cool completely.

  • Top with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, reserving a small amount. Make "nests" with the coconut. Dip jelly beans or candy eggs slightly into extra frosting and then place in the "nests" to keep them in place.

  • Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting: Combine cream cheese, butter, softened; and lemon curd in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in 2 teaspoons milk. Gradually beat in another 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach spreading consistency.

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The best party accessory is a matching dessert! Reynolds StayBrite Baking cups and these yummy cupcakes are sure to amp up any party. The colors of the baking cups won't fade making your dessert the best on the block!

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; 8.6 g total fat; 17 mg cholesterol; 130 mg sodium. 45.3 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2017
I made the cupcake part of this recipe but I used a different frosting. I didn't have the ingredients to make the frosting. But I made a Lemon Buttercream frosting instead. I made these for my daughter's birthday as carrot cake cupcakes are her favorite cupcake. As far as the cupcakes themselves go in this recipe my hubby & I thought that they were just ok. We didn't think they were anything spectacular. But once I added the lemon flavored frosting to them that took the cupcakes from ok to really good. We had NONE leftover from her birthday party because everyone took multiple cupcakes home. I would recommend this recipe if a lemon flavored frosting is used. Unfortunately I can't recommend this particular frosting as I couldn't make it. I do plan on trying it though so don't let my review discourage you from trying the frosting in this recipe. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2017
I made the cupcake part of this recipe but I used a different frosting. I didn't have the ingredients to make the frosting. But I made a Lemon Buttercream frosting instead. I made these for my daughter's birthday as carrot cake cupcakes are her favorite cupcake. As far as the cupcakes themselves go in this recipe my hubby & I thought that they were just ok. We didn't think they were anything spectacular. But once I added the lemon flavored frosting to them that took the cupcakes from ok to really good. We had NONE leftover from her birthday party because everyone took multiple cupcakes home. I would recommend this recipe if a lemon flavored frosting is used. Unfortunately I can't recommend this particular frosting as I couldn't make it. I do plan on trying it though so don't let my review discourage you from trying the frosting in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2017
I made the cupcake part of this recipe but I used a different frosting. I didn't have the ingredients to make the frosting. But I made a Lemon Buttercream frosting instead. I made these for my daughter's birthday as carrot cake cupcakes are her favorite cupcake. As far as the cupcakes themselves go in this recipe my hubby & I thought that they were just ok. We didn't think they were anything spectacular. But once I added the lemon flavored frosting to them that took the cupcakes from ok to really good. We had NONE leftover from her birthday party because everyone took multiple cupcakes home. I would recommend this recipe if a lemon flavored frosting is used. Unfortunately I can't recommend this particular frosting as I couldn't make it. I do plan on trying it though so don't let my review discourage you from trying the frosting in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2016
Delicious these are very good made them for easter and colored some of the coconut...big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2016
These should be called the disappearing cupcakes. I wouldn't think that lemon goes with carrot but man does it! Made them for Easter and everyone loved them. The only thing I would change is to maybe use grated (fine) carrots instead of shreds. Also cut down the baking soda - some of my shreds turned green. Read More