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Chocolate Carrot Cupcakes

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is both delicious and healthy, and it's a great way for chocoholics to sneak in their veggies! These cupcakes are very muffin-like, but they are fluffy, chocolaty, and moist. They're a healthy twist to your basic chocolate cupcakes, without sacrificing taste or texture. Enjoy!"
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45 m servings 129
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or line muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Whisk carrots, eggs, milk, applesauce, canola oil, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a separate bowl; stir into carrot mixture until just combined into a batter. Fold chocolate chips and cranberries into batter. Spoon about 2 tablespoons batter into each prepared muffin cup.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cupcakes are fluffy and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • These cupcakes would taste great with a cream cheese icing, or, if you want to keep it healthy, try Lite Cool Whip®!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 129 calories; 2.7 25 2.5 24 171 Full nutrition

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This is a great recipe. My kids had no idea there were carrots in these! You can substitute coconut oil for the oil with great results.

I followed the recipe except added a handful more, or so, of chocolate chips. These cupcakes are so moist and absolutely delicious!

These turned out amazingly moist and flavorful. Reminiscent of “Costco’s” chocolate muffins but much better for you. I did substitute almond milk for the milk as my boys have an allergy to dairy...

These were great! Added more applesauce by mistake. Super moist and flavorful.

excellent! couldn't taste the carrots. decreased sugar and increased a litte applesauce, very moist. if i've got carrots on hand this is my new go to chocolate recipe

Cupcakes turned out Great! Will be making these again.

These turned out so well and my picky kid ate carrots! What a great way to sneak in a smidge of vegetables. They might not be quite as decadent as a regular chocolate cupcake, but they are very ...

A recipe with carrots that my kids actually loved! Definitely a keeper.

Made these exactly like the recipe called for and they were amazing!! Thank you