gluten free - dairy free - soy free - corn free - nut free option
There is something about Spring that gets me in the mood to bake, bake, bake!
Celebrating Easter and Christ's resurrection is such a holy time and we adore hosting picnics and brunch in celebration. I wanted to make something that embodied spring harvest and the Easter holiday to bring to the table this year and my Carrot Cake Cupakes were born.
Sweet, moist and OH SO DECADENT, these are HANDS DOWN the BEST cupcakes I've EVER made to date. They taste like traditional cupcakes and will be gobbled up by even the pickiest little bunny in the patch.
The added touch of these dyed chocolate carrots were work but SO SO worth it. They add such a festive touch and hold up quite nice.
The cupcake itself is packed with carrots and cinnamon goodness and are SO moist and flavorful. The mix of coconut sugar and brown sugar help cut down on the refined sugar of a traditional cupcake, and while you could omit the brown sugar, it does help the cupcake have the traditional carrot cake flavor.
The cream cheese frosting is so spot on and I'm so thankful Miss Jones Baking Co. makes a dairy-free, high quality, low ingredient organic frosting. You can't have carrot cake without cream cheese frosting. That would just be WRONG. Wouldn't it? Yes. Yes it would be. (also, not sponsored but its the only frosting I keep in my cupboard so I have to give them praise.)
Grey couldn't keep his sweet little hands off of these, which you'll see below and we are excited to make them again soon.
Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes
For the carrot toppers
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Happy Easter beautiful friends!
Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.