three cupcakes on a white plate next to carrot juice pulp

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Yogurt Frosting

Made with leftover juice pulp, these carrot cake cupcakes are extremely moist and perfectly delicious!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword best carrot cake, carrot cake, cupcakes, easy cake recipe, juice pulp recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 20 cupcakes
Servings 20
Calories 160 kcal

Flavor Profile

*on a scale of 1-9

Sweet-Savory 3
Easy-Difficult 1


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup flour (all purpose)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger (ground)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (kosher)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot juice pulp a carrot blend will work
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (whole)

Frosting Ingredients

  • 10 oz cream cheese
  • 3 oz yogurt
  • 3 oz coconut milk
  • 2 oz sugar


For Frosting

  1. Mix all ingredients with a whisk until smooth, reserve.

For Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F

  2. Put all dry ingredients in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients to a separate bowl.

  3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well blended.

  4. Pour into greased or lined cupcake tins.

  5. Bake at 350˚ F for 20-25 minutes or until tops spring back when you touch them.

  6. Spread the frosting over the cooled cupcakes.

Pro Tips

Recipe Notes

A lot of our juice business clients ask us how they can put all of their leftover dry juice pulp / pomace to use in some way other than composting. Some of our clients have gotten creative by making dehydrated snacks, including the notable Forager Organic Vegetable Chips. This recipe was created in the Goodnature Innovation Kitchen by our chef and consultant, Ari.

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In this particular recipe we used the leftover pulp from a juice blend that included carrot, apple, lemon, and ginger, but you could use pulp from any sweet or semi-sweet carrot juice blend and it will likely be delicious. You may have to experiment a bit with the ingredients if your specific juice recipe doesn’t lend as well to carrot cake.

We made these into cupcakes, but you could bake them into a cake or a loaf, you will just need to extend the baking time.

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three carrot cake cupcakes on a white serving dish