Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

April 6, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

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My two year old talks a big game, but she normally doesn’t come through.  For example, she talked up a storm about sitting with Santa, but then she wouldn’t go near him with a ten foot pole.  Over the weekend we were in VA at the mall with my in-laws and Riley talked a big game then too, but she’d only wave to the Easter Bunny.  So when we were on our way to the mall to pick up her Easter dress, I thought nothing of her telling me she was going to go see the Easter Bunny and sit on his lap.  Low and behold she came through!  Well, almost.  She didn’t end up on his lap, but close enough right?!
So after conquering the Easter Bunny (and yes I bought the ridiculously priced pictures at the mall even though I clearly got a good shot, just because I was so excited) this mama needed to get her cupcake baking on.  We had to have a cupcake for the Easter Bunny.  Riley and I made carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a carrot on top.
The carrot was made with Jolly Rancher jellybeans and the leaf part was made with the cream cheese frosting just colored green.
They are delicious!  I’m sure the Easter Bunny will love them!
 I’m normally not a big fan of frosting unless it’s buttercream, but this was great.  I used the recipe from Half Baked Baker and adjusted it to the amount of milk that I needed to give it a creamy texture.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1 lb (4 cups) confectioner sugar
3/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
milk as needed for the consistency you want
Now what do I leave the Easter Bunny to drink?



  • Wendy Mac

    These are super cute and look so easy too!!

  • Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters

    Aww so glad you were able to get a good picture! And your cupcakes look great! We are going to make cookies I think! As far as a drink – we left Santa a cup of coffee but next year he requested a martini:)

  • Patricia P

    I love carrot cake! I was thinking about making one for Easter. Your frosting recipe sounds yummy!

  • Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings

    Love these!! And that picture of Riley with the Easter Bunny is just precious!!! 🙂

  • The Wanna-be Southern Belle

    I want one!!! Ur baking always turns out so adorable!!

  • Diane

    Your frosting sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe. I'm a new linky follower. Stop over and visit me sometime. Happy Easter!

  • Four Marrs and One Venus

    Super Cute Jenny! I love how you used the jelly beans to shape the little carrot! FUN! Happy Easter Lady!!

  • Winnie

    Beautiful cupcakes and extremely cute

  • AudreyN

    Yummy cupcakes!!! These are adorable! And My 2 year old wouldn't go near the easter bunny, cried when I un-buckled his stroller… so nope!

  • Lisa

    Awww, still very cute! And that's one of the cuter bunnies I've seem. Some of them look pretty creepy! The cupcakes look yummy too 🙂

  • Six Sisters

    Cutest picture ever! Your cupcakes are adorable! Thanks for sharing! We hope you'll be back to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We loved having you! -The Sisters

  • Alison @ Oopsey Daisy

    These look SO delicious!! I'm jealous of your Easter Bunny! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  • AndiWinslow

    Your ittle one is so cute sitting beside the bunnie. And th cupcakes are perfect also. I just made carrot cake and cupcakes for easter also…………it's that time of the year. andi

  • Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife

    super cute!

  • Carrie

    Very cute!! She got much closer than mine did at 2 at least without Mommy next to her. All of our pictures with Santa or the Easter Bunny are family shots or at least one of us is holding her. This year I was amazed to get one of her with the EB. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you are having a great week!

  • 4 Sisters @

    We love carrot cake and your decorations are so cute! Thanks for sharing at out party!

  • Rachel

    What a fun thing to do with your daughter! They look yummy. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays.

  • Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon

    She is just precious! I love your cupcakes,too! I have never made cream cheese frosting with cinnamon, but I bet it is delicious! Hope you guys had a wonderful Easter!

    Take care,


  • Natasha SerenityYou


    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday link party. hope to see you there today!

    Natasha xxx

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Those are cute! Love the carrots.

  • Katie Goldsworthy

    Very cute cupcakes! Something to pin for next Easter!

    Thanks for linking up!

  • Alexis @ we like to learn as we go

    Those cupcakes are so cute! I'll definitely need to remember them for next year. I'm pinning it!

  • Donnette Firkins

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