Recipes, Desserts

Carrot Cake Cupcake Jars

Cupcake jars may be the world's best invention yet. A perfect multi-layer cake in an adorable little container for parties or to go!

Easter is almost here and it’s time to spring into action! Get your carrot cake fix in these perfect portable portions, perfect to take to your family gathering.

This carrot cake recipe is from a good friend of mine who I met when we lived in Georgia. I loved it so much I asked her to make it for my first son's baby shower! It makes perfect cupcakes or a fabulous sheet cake.

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Layering it into a cupcake jar that my little guys can hold onto is such an adorable new way to present this classic recipe!

Carrot Cake Cupcake Jars Recipe


Dani Meyer


April 9, 2017


September 1, 2021


36 servings

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups Sugar
  • ¾ cup White flour
  • ¾ cup Wheat flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Old fashioned oatmeal
  • ¾ tsp Baking powder
  • 2 ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Cloves
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Allspice
  • ¾ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Crushed pineapple (with juices)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 cups Grated carrots
  • ½ Banana mashed
  • 1 cup Mix-ins or toppings (chopped nuts, shredded coconut, currants or raisins)
  • 8 oz Cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup Salted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 cup powdered sugar

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