• Ingredients
  • cake flour (all-purpose flour will work just as well) 1 cup
  • Piroucrisp cookie crumbs 1/2 cup
  • baking soda 1/2 tsp.
  • baking powder 1/2 tsp.
  • salt 1/4 tsp.
  • cinnamon 1 tsp.
  • nutmeg 1/8 tsp.
  • finely shredded carrot 1 1/2 cups
  • sugar 2/3 cup
  • brown sugar 1/3 cup
  • eggs, room temperature 2
  • applesauce, room temperature 1/4 cup
  • vanilla 1 tsp.
  • oil 1/2 cup
  • butter, room temperature 1/2 cup
  • cream cheese, room temperature 8-oz.
  • powdered sugar 3 1/2 cups
  • vanilla 1/2 tsp.
  • Heavy cream, as needed
  • Toasted coconut
  • Chocolate eggs
mm Jane Winspear Published 17 recipes

  • Information
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Intended for 4-6
  • Difficulty level Easy
  • Prepares in 7 steps
  • Ingredients 21

Steps to Complete

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Place cupcake liners in standard sized muffin tin. Spray each cup with cooking spray and set aside.

Step 2

Whisk together dry ingredients, flour, cookie crumbs, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

Step 3

Blend together sugar, brown sugar, and eggs for 1 minute on medium speed, until slightly pale. Mix in applesauce and vanilla. Slowly, blend the oil into the sugar mixture.

Step 4

Mix half of the dry ingredients into the batter. Add shredded carrot to the remaining half of dry ingredients, stirring to coat. Pour flour-carrots combo into batter and stir just until all dry flour is moistened.

Step 5

Fill lined muffin pan 3/4 full. Bake for 19-21 minutes. Cool cupcakes in pan for a few minutes, before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely.

Step 6

While cakes are cooling, prepare frosting. In a medium-sized bowl, combine butter and cream cheese with mixer on high speed for 3 minutes or until smooth and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and mix until well combined. Add vanilla. Mix in enough heavy cream to get the desired frosting consistency. Transfer frosting to a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes.

Step 7

Decorate frosted cupcakes with additional Piroucrisp crumbs, toasted coconut, and a chocolate egg.

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