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carrot cake cheesecake cupcakes on wood board

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cupcakes

Tara Kringlen
Carrot cake on the bottom and creamy cheesecake on the top, these individual desserts are the perfect potluck treat. Topped with a dollop of cream cheese frosting and they are simply divine!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients
  

Carrot Cake

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3-4 carrots shredded, about 1 ½ cups

Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese (full-fat) softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese (full fat) softened
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

Carrot Cake

  • Prepare a muffin tin by lining it with cupcake liners. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk together in a separate medium bowl the white and brown sugar, eggs and oil until well combined. Stir in the shredded carrots.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Scoop about 1 ½ tablespoon of carrot cake batter into each cupcake liner. Top with about 1-2 tablespoon of cheesecake filling, smoothing out the filling with a knife or spoon to cover the carrot cake batter.
  • Bake for about 22-24 minutes or until mostly set in the middle. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then transfer to the refrigerator while still in the muffin tin to chill for 1-2 hours. Once completely cooled, frost the top of the cupcakes with a dollop of cream cheese frosting. See notes above about storing and freezing.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Beat together the softened cream cheese, eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla until creamy and smooth.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat together the powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and butter and vanilla until smooth and fluffy.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal
Keyword carrot cake, cheesecake, cream cheese frosting
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