These Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Coconut Flour are tender, light, moist and perfectly spicy-sweet! No one will believe they are gluten free!
PIN Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Coconut Flour
I tollllld you that it was carrot cake month!
Might have even snuck in some breakfast carrot cake Instant Pot french toast casserole. Gang is ALL here.
Internet friends, why do we only put vegetables in dessert at Easter time? Why do we not eat carrot cake all year long? Does the Easter Bunny have some kind of Monopoly on the carrot cake market that we just don’t know about?
Inquiring minds WANT TO KNOW.
They also want to know who invented cream cheese frosting and then decided that it would taste amazing with cake that had carrots in it because that person seriously deserves a medal. I cannot even think of a more perfect combination of spicy, cinnamon-heavy cake with burst of slightly-sweet carrots, juicy pineapple and crunchy pecans topped with a THICK layer of creamy-dreamy frosting.
If you’re not one of those people who does NOT gets excited by the idea of spending lots of time in the kitchen decorating a vegan gluten free dairy free carrot cake for people to ooooohhh and ahhh over after Easter dinner, then you’re going to be VRY VRY excited about this gluten free carrot cake CUPCAKES recipe.
Cupcakes. Saving people who don’t have time to bake since the 1800s. <– I just made that number up, don’t try to google when cupcakes were invented.
Coconut flour carrot cake cupcakes require very little baking time and do not require you to watch multiple hours of cake decorating tutorials on YouTube. I mean, you totally can still do that if you want, I’m just telling you that you don’t HAVE to. Throw some frosting down into a piping bag (or a Ziploc bag with a hole cut off the end if you’re really in a rush) and pipe a little frosting with a flick of the wrist.
BOOM. Cute little grain free carrot cake cupcakes that everyone will ooooh and ahhh over anyway because they’re cake and people ALWAYS dig cake.
P.s: if you’re feeling EXTRA you could make some EXTRA cupcakes and then turn them into gluten free carrot cake truffles!
How many eggs does coconut flour need?
Nope you’re not reading the recipe wrong – it really does need 3 eggs. Coconut flour typically needs at LEAST one egg for every ¼ cup of flour, but usually slightly more like in this recipe.
What can I use instead of coconut flour?
I have NOT tried this gluten free carrot cake cupcakes with coconut flour recipe with anything other than coconut flour, so I can’t tell you any “for sure” substitutes that will work but I did some Google searching for you it’s been said that you can replace every ¼ cup of coconut flour with 1 cup Almond Flour, and then use one less egg for every ¼ cup of coconut flour that was written into the recipe.
If you try it, let us know!
How can I make these gluten free carrot cake cupcakes dairy free?
Simply use dairy free cream cheese and you’ve got dairy free gluten free carrot cake cupcakes with coconut flour!
I don’t know who the Easter Bunny thinks he is, but I’m thinking that you’re about the take back the carrot cake monopoly one spicy-sweet and fluffy slice at a time!
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- 1/2 Cup Coconut flour sifted (45g) *
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 3 Large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 3/4 Cup Coconut sugar, packed
- 1 1/4 Cups Grated carrots about 4 small carrots
For the frosting: **
- 4 Ounces Reduced-fat cream cheese softened
- 1/4 Cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Cup Powdered sugar sifted
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with 6 muffin liners. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the sifted coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until well combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract and coconut sugar until light and fluffy.
- Stir in the coconut flour mixture, mixing well to ensure there are no lumps.
- Stir in the grated carrots until all the carrots are mixed in and coated in the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tins and let stand 10 minutes before baking.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before frosting.
- In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy (about 5 mins.)
- Beat in the vanilla until well combined.
- Turn the mixer down to low and gradually beat in the powdered sugar.
- Turn the speed back up and beat for an additional 2-3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
- Spoon the icing into a parchment bag (or a zip-loc with the corner cut off, like me) and swirl the icing on top of each cupcake.
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