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Small Batch Cupcakes for Spring (Carrot Cake, Vanilla & Flourless Chocolate Cake)

Learn how to make my Small Batch Cupcakes including a Carrot Cake, Vanilla Cake and Flourless Chocolate Cake. And you can even make them in a toaster oven!
Small Batch Carrot Cake, Baby Chick Vanilla, Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes and for Spring. This recipe makes just 4 cupcakes. Perfect for making in a small toaster oven.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming and bunnies are packing up their chocolate eggs for their busiest day of the year. So it’s definitely time for some Bold Baking Springtime treats with my Small Batch Cupcakes!

I have taken three of my best, over-the-top recipes for Carrot Cake, Vanilla Cake and Flourless Chocolate Cake and made them into small batch cupcake recipes that yield 4 Big & Bold cupcakes. My cupcake recipes are the perfect size to fit in a toaster oven however they can also be made in a regular oven too.

I have previously made Small Batch Cupcakes including flavors like Red Velvet, S’mores and Cookie Dough Cupcakes. They are some impressive and delicious flavors you’ll have to try.

Toaster ovens are fantastic pieces of kitchen equipment and are great for baking. Often they are used in shared living spaces, dorms or by people with limited kitchens but I think they are great for everyone. 

The timing and temperature for your toaster oven will be the same as your regular oven. You will want to bake them off at 350oF (180oC) for the same amount of time as instructed by each individual recipe. Once baked these cupcakes freeze really well so feel free to bake them off in advance and pop them into the freezer for your Easter Dinner or Spring party. And remember you can mix and match the topping to suit your favorite flavors of cupcake. Make them all if you ask me. 

1. Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes are a must for Springtime and Easter. This recipe is from Ireland and it’s the best I have ever made. Find the Carrot Cake Cupcakes recipe here.Cupcakes, cupcake recipes, easter cupcakes, spring cupcakes, flourless chocolate cupcakes, Vanilla Cupcakes, Carrot Cake cupcakes, best ever carrot cake, cute cupcakes,Easter recipes, spring recipes, easter desserts, easter time, desserts for easter, Easter Sunday, easter dinner desserts, spring time,Recipes, baking recipes, dessert, desserts recipes, desserts, cheap recipes, easy desserts, quick easy desserts, best desserts, best ever desserts, simple desserts, simple recipes, recieps, baking recieps, how to make, how to bake, cheap desserts, affordable recipes, Gemma Stafford, Bigger Bolder Baking, bold baking, bold bakers, bold recipes, bold desserts, desserts to make, quick recipes

2. Baby Chick Vanilla Cupcakes 

A simple, classic vanilla cupcake cannot be beat. Dressing it up really sweet for Springtime makes it even better. Find the Baby Chick Vanilla Cupcakes recipe here.

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3. Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes 

A Cupcake that tastes like a Brownie but looks like a Cake; it’s the best of both worlds! Find the Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes recipe here.

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Lei Cruz
3 months ago

Tried this for my daughter’s birthday and was pleased with the feedback from our guests.

Recipe is easy to follow and allowed me to be creative ????!

Thank you Gemma!

Khenry3
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Khenry3
7 months ago

My son asks to watch your latest recipe every night before bed. We watched these the other day and decided to try them out for an Easter dinner with friends this evening! We had so much fun making them. I didn’t have a all the differently piping tips so we improvised a bit but are pleased with how they turned out and we had a great time decorating them together!

Naomi
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Naomi
7 months ago

Hello Gemma, I want to use these recipes for mini cupcakes. Is it possible, how long would you bake them and would the moistness be the same? I love watching you do the baking show! Watching them are my favorite past time! Thank you for any help you can give me on this question.
Thank you again,
Naomi

Sarah
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11 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I’m really getting into baking now and my mums favorite cake is carrot cake so i thought of making it for her as she is poorly at the moment. The shops near me do not sell flavorless oil so are there any substitutes?
Thanks,
Sarah age 11

Jove legaspi
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Jove legaspi
1 year ago

Hi ms. Gemma may i ask what is the recipe if i make many batch? Bacause i saw 2tbsp of egss. Thank you

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JoHope
1 year ago

Thanks for replying to my question. I’ll give the chocolate cupcakes a try and see how we go. The vanilla ones really are the best cupcake recipe I’ve ever found. Thanks again!!

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JoHope
1 year ago

I’ve been making your vanilla cupcake recipe for months now and always get rave reviews. Can I simply add a couple of tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to make them chocolate flavoured? Would that work? I’ve tried the flourless recipe but the vanilla texture has won me over.
Thanks!

Vijatha Thomas
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Vijatha Thomas
1 year ago

Tried chocolate flourless cup cake… iys amazing…just loved them even without any icing or topping… now any time v hv sweet craving will definitely go for this…
Thanks Gemma.

Haniya Suleman
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Haniya Suleman
2 years ago

Hey,Gemma . My mother loves cocount cake can I add some shredded coconut to it . Will it effect the texture of the cake when baked ? Thank you

ChintanaKashyap
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ChintanaKashyap
2 years ago

Hi Gemma, my chocolate cupcake always seems to be baked well on the outside but very moist and somewhat not fully baked inside. I use a microwave oven which has a convection mode option. Is that the cause for it to not bake completely well?

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