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Hi Bold Bakers!
Just in time for spring, I have the most lovely recipe for Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes for you! As you all know, I am all about taking classic desserts and updating them to be not just delicious, but nutritious too!
Full of freshly grated carrot, sweet raisins, and toasted coconut, my cupcakes have all the best parts of a homemade carrot cake but zero (ZERO) refined sugar. Top them off with my Sugar-Free “cream cheese” frosting and get ready to be very popular this spring!
Can You Make Your Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe Vegan?
My Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcake recipe does have a few eggs but can be made with a flax or chia egg instead. This would make these cupcakes free of any animal products, perfect for a vegan baker.
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Can I Make The Frosting Without Greek Yogurt?
Equally as important as the cupcake is the frosting. Traditionally, carrot cake is served with a cream cheese frosting, as the tangy cream cheese goes really well with the sweet earthy carrots.
Since cream cheese frosting can be heavy and full of sugar, I’ve created this super-rich alternative. This frosting combines coconut cream, full-fat Greek yogurt, and my favorite sugar substitute. The result is rich, with the right amount of tang. If you don’t want to use Greek yogurt you can always leave it out for just a lovely coconut cream frosting. Or, you can use coconut yogurt which would make it totally vegan.
What Can I Add To My Carrot Cake Cupcakes?
When I think of carrot cake, I always think raisins and coconut, but there are so many variations. If you usually add pineapple and nuts to your carrot cake, feel free to add that in here too. I also love to add pecan or walnuts, it really is up to you and your taste, be creative and have fun with this part!
Can I Make These Into A Loaf Cake?
This batter is super versatile and can be made into a 9 x 5-inch loaf cake, or even an 8 x 8 square. For this, it might require 5-10 more minutes of bake time. If you do make the cake into one of these other shapes I suggest baking it for 25-35 minutes and keeping an eye on it as the bake time will vary.
How to Store Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes
My Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes are lovely and moist even a few days later, thanks to the freshly grated carrot. To store any leftover cupcakes cover them and keep them in the fridge for 3-4 days.
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