Moist Carrot Muffins with Lemon Cream Cheese Topping

1 ½ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup oil
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups finely grated carrots (6-8 carrots)
1 ½ cup nuts (optional)
1 cup raisins (optional)
Lemon Cream Cheese Topping:
¼ cup butter
8 oz cream cheese
1-2 cups powdered sugar
zest of 1 lemon
juice of ½ a lemon

1.     Preheat oven to 305 degrees
2.    Grease and flour 16-20 muffins tins depending on how large you want them to be.
3.    Beat oil and sugar together until well blended.  Add eggs and vanilla and let mix again. 
4.    In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda salt and cinnamon.   Then slowly add the wet ingredients.  Be careful not to over mix. 
5.    Stir in grated carrots, nuts and raisins.
6.   Spoon into muffins tins and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
7.    Serve alone or with a lemon cream cheese topping.
8.   Lemon topping: Beat cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy. (This will take at least 4 minutes.) Add as much powdered sugar as desired, and then add zest and lemon juice. 

8 thoughts on “Moist Carrot Muffins with Lemon Cream Cheese Topping

  1. 1
    Dulce Dough says:

    These look so yummy!!

  2. 2
    Tammy says:

    My cousin is huge fan of carrot cake. I think he will love if I made these muffins for him. The lemon cream cheese frosting sound splendid!
    You have a darling site!

  3. 3
    Chii says:

    Just made these. So soft, fluffy and light! Dad loved it! Will definitely keep this recipe. (I baked them at 350 for 20-25 mins probably due to different ovens). I’m going to go have some more!

  4. 4 a sheriffs official said. says:

    Really great. I will introduce colleagues to buy Burberry.

  5. 5
    Jeanette Huisman says:

    I tried two recipes before yours and they didn’t turn out so great. Yours turned out perfect! Thanks.

  6. 6
    Bo says:

    Is the 305 degree temperature correct or is it a misprint which is supposed to be 350 degrees? These look great but don’t want to cook at the wrong temp.

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