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Carrot Cake Muffins for Spring/Easter

I have always wanted to try Carrot Cake Muffins for Spring.

These Carrot Cake Muffins are so delicious and comforting, and perfect for your spring or Easter spread this year. Or leave them out for the Easter Bunny!

And here we are!

Carrot Cake Muffins are kind of a perfect recipe right now. They’re comforting and delicious – fresh and warm right from the oven (yum) – and you can enjoy them in many ways. Make them for Easter brunch, enjoy them as a spring snack, put it in your DIY Easter gift basket, or even leave them out for the Easter Bunny. I think any bunny would be happy to get these muffins, along with a few carrots and a nice note. It’s not easy being the Easter Bunny during the COVID-19 crisis, is it? You can also enjoy them with or without an awesome cream cheese and butter glaze. It’s a sweet glaze and I like to make half of the muffins with it and half of them without it. That way people can pick and choose.

muffins recipe

Carrot Cake Muffins:

What You Need:

For the muffins:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
1 cup granulated sugar
5 tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs
3 tbsp sour cream
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded carrots

To decorate:

2 tbsp cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp milk
¼ cup shredded carrots

Yields: 1 dozen muffins

ingredients for muffins

What You Do:

For the muffins:

1 – First, line a muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.

2 – And then preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

3 – In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, and then set aside.

4 – In a medium bowl, cream together sugar and oil. Add eggs and sour cream and mix.

5 – Pour milk into the remaining wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.

6 – Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix until muffin batter is formed.

7 – And then, fold shredded carrots into the batter.

8 – Scoop batter into lined muffin tin, filling each section about ¾ of the way.

9 – Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin.

10 – Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.

To decorate:

11 – Use an electric mixer to beat together cream cheese, butter, sugar and milk.

12 – Once all ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, the cream cheese icing is ready.

13 – And then, use an offset spatula to frost each cooled muffin.

14 – Once all muffins are frosted, garnish with shredded carrots. Lastly, serve and enjoy!

Stay safe and healthy, and Happy Passover and Easter!

So, have you ever made Carrot Cake Muffins?

These Carrot Cake Muffins are so delicious and comforting, and perfect for your spring or Easter spread this year. Or leave them out for the Easter Bunny!

These Carrot Cake Muffins are so delicious and comforting, and perfect for your spring or Easter spread this year. Or leave them out for the Easter Bunny!

These Carrot Cake Muffins are so delicious and comforting, and perfect for your spring or Easter spread this year. Or leave them out for the Easter Bunny!

These Carrot Cake Muffins are so delicious and comforting, and perfect for your spring or Easter spread this year. Or leave them out for the Easter Bunny!

These Carrot Cake Muffins are so delicious and comforting, and perfect for your spring or Easter spread this year. Or leave them out for the Easter Bunny!

These Carrot Cake Muffins are so delicious and comforting, and perfect for your spring or Easter spread this year. Or leave them out for the Easter Bunny!

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7 Comments

  1. I have made mini carrot cake cupcakes in the past, but not muffins. So, may need to give your recipe a try now as we love carrot cake and cream cheese icing is where it is at totally. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Hi Tamara, the Easter bunny would really have a problem if everyone left out tasty treats like these! I’ve been put on baking ban as I was baking more than was sensible for the three of us.

    xx

  3. I have all of this! Guess who got a big old shipment of flour delivered to me from a restaurant truck yesterday?! Me 🙂 I can bake again, oh happy day!

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