Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I have been on a carrot cake kick, obviously, if you saw my Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies from Sunday.  There is just something I love about that spiced cake with cream cheese frosting.  I honestly don’t make carrot cake enough!  It’s seriously moist and delicious!  And you have got to try my Cream Cheese Marbled Carrot Bars that I posted last year.  Those were flipping amazing!  I pretty much love anything with cream cheese!


Today’s recipe is a twist on the traditional Carrot Cake.  It’s got a tropical flair with the addition of coconut and I have paired it with an orange citrus cream cheese frosting.  SO GOOD!  Don’t believe me?  Just try these!  You all know me and my citrus addiction … I will add limes, lemons or oranges to everything to make it better!  It works, I promise.


These Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes would be perfect for an Easter party or any springtime gathering or baby shower for that matter.  I hope you love them as much as we did!  This is my contributor recipe for Liz over at Love Grows Wild, so hop on over, grab the recipe, and say hello while you are there!  Thanks!


Find the Recipe HERE.


Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes


More Carrot Cake?


Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies | Cream Cheese Marbled Carrot Bars

Carrot Cake Collage


  1. says

    Yum!!! I like carrot cake but I am really digging the addition of coconut here. Coconut is one of my favorites. These look delicious!

  2. Jennifer says

    Once you put on the cream cheese frosting, do they have to be refrigerated? I don’t want the frosting to spoil. I thought about making them today for Easter tomorrow. How long can you leave the frosting at room temp? Thanks in advance!

    • Amber says

      Cream cheese frosting is one of those things that you can do either, but not both. So as long as you make the cream cheese and leave it at (a cool) room temperature (not outside in the sun) you are fine. But if you make it and then refrigerate it, then you need to keep it cold. It’s when you put it in the fridge and then keep it out at room temp for so long and then put it back in the fridge that food poisoning occurs. If you are really worried, a good rule of thumb about leaving things out that need refrigerating, is that it can be left out for 4 hours before you would need to throw it out.

Leave a Reply