Rabbit’s Carrot Cupcakes recipe (Winnie the Pooh themed fun)

by Pam on March 20, 2014

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Spring is in the air! I hope.  After a long winter filled with unusual weather patterns we are ready to see signs of spring. What better way to celebrate than by watching the new Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray Springtime with Roo (released on March 11th) while enjoying Rabbit’s Carrot Cupcakes?  Want to know how to make them for your gang?

Rabbit’s Carrot Cupcakes #recipe (Winnie the Pooh themed fun)
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Serves: 12
 

Delicious Carrot Cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting. Simple to make carrots can be added to the top for decoration.
Ingredients
  • For Cake:
  • 1 cups (8 ounces) EACH all purpose flour and granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons EACH baking soda and baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons EACH vanilla and ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups (12 ounces) grated carrots
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) chopped walnuts
  • ⅔ cup (6 ounces) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • For Frosting:
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For Carrots
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) fondant
  • orange food coloring
  • 4 green gummy worms, cut into thirds
  • Easier way to make carrots:
  • 12 orange Starburst candies
  • 12 green Starburst candies

Instructions
  1. For cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Place cupcake liners in a 12 cup muffin pan. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots and then pecans. Spoon into muffin cups, filling each cup half full. Bake 25 or 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  3. For Frosting:
  4. Combine the butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Mix until combined. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  5. For carrots:
  6. Place fondant in a small bowl and add orange food coloring if desired. Knead until food coloring is well mixed into the carrots. Pinch off small amount (about a tablespoon) of fondant and roll into carrot shape. Using a knife, make grooves in the fondant to resemble grooves in carrot. Add the green gummy worm segment to the top of the carrot. Position on the cupcake.
  7. Easy Way to make carrots:
  8. Unwrap Starburst candies. On a piece of waxed paper, use a glass to roll over each piece of Starburst until thin. Shape orange pieces into carrot shape. Add green pieces for leaves. Arrange on top of cupcake.

Ready for Pooh and Roo? Here’s a cute clip from their new Bluray release.

Do you have a favorite carrot cupcakes recipe? Who is your favorite Winnie the Pooh character?

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I received a copy of Disney’s Winnie The Pooh Springtime with Roo. All opinions expressed are my own.

{ 71 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 20, 2014 at 8:04 am

That is such a cute idea!! And who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh? My boys would definitely love these.

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Robin {Mom Foodie} March 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

I like it, but it looks more like shrimp cocktail to me. It’s probably the angle & the glisten. Sort of makes me want to make them more to be honest with you…lol

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Pam March 20, 2014 at 9:33 am

Yeah, I could not get a good picture of it, no matter how hard I tried.

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Jennifer @TheRebelChick March 20, 2014 at 9:07 am

Aw, I love that cupcake idea! We are big fans of Winnie the Pooh and loved Springtime with Roo! It is such a cute movie!

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Ellen Christian March 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

What a fun idea. I love Winnie the Pooh!

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Jennifer Williams March 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

This is very similar to my carrot cake. My youngest loves when I make the carrot on the top. I never thought that these would be perfect to make for the Easter Bunny!

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Stacey @ Cheap is the New Classy March 20, 2014 at 10:38 am

Those cupcakes are so cute! My favorite Winnie the Pooh character is Tigger!

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Virginia @thatbaldchick March 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm

My favorite character is Tigger, as well. My kids adore Pooh and Piglet, though.

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Allyson March 20, 2014 at 11:09 am

My son is obsessed with Winnie the Pooh! He would love these!

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Debbie L. March 20, 2014 at 11:13 am

So cute! The cupcake sounds delicious! :)

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Lois Alter Mark March 20, 2014 at 11:24 am

What a cute idea! We love anything Winnie the Pooh!

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Matthew's Mom March 20, 2014 at 11:32 am

This is super cute! What a fun project for me to work on with my son.

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Daisy March 20, 2014 at 11:33 am

I really like this, especially for Winnie the Pooh themed baby showers.

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Angelic Sinova March 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

I loved Winnie the Pooh as a child. Carrot cake is one of my favorite types of cake and this cupcakes looks so yummy!

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Melanie March 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Love carrot cake/muffins, cupcakes. You name it, love it!. It’s always so moist. Very cute

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Chris March 20, 2014 at 1:44 pm

My sister will want to make these for her class. They are cute!

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Candace March 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Awww, what cute cupcakes. The kids would love these for Easter.

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Virginia @thatbaldchick March 20, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I really enjoy a good carrot cake cupcake, and the little carrot on top just makes me smile.

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brett March 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm

we are BIG pooh fans here. especially my 4 year old. those cupcakes sound amazing!

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martha March 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm

maybe do a lower angle and a little further back next time? I still want to make them .and id totally eat yours. :)

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Pam March 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Thank you. :) I am always open to tips. You are welcome to come over anytime and eat some cupcakes with me. I might just have to ship them to you. lol

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Tiffany March 20, 2014 at 3:07 pm

They are so cute! Perfect for Easter! I bet my girls would love them.

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Pam March 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

What a cute idea for spring. Spring is in the air and it won’t be long before it will be time to grow carrots.

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Terry March 20, 2014 at 3:44 pm

My Daughter grew up loving Winnie The Poo and of course Winnie was her favorite. She had a bear she carried around for years.

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Sandra March 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

My kids sadly aren’t huge Winnie the Pooh fans…but I loved it growing up. Thanks for bringing back some memories.

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Nicole Brady March 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

I’ve always loved Pooh. Even as an adult I get giddy seeing him at Disney. My girls like him but not as much as I do!

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Lisa Jones March 20, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Love The Cupcake Idea & We All LOVE Winnie The Pooh!!

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Lisa March 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm

This movies is adorable – we got it when it came out and have already watched several times. These cupcakes are fun to go with it!

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Mama to 5 BLessings March 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

What a cute idea! Looks like a cute movie!

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lawna March 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Oh,my kids would love these cupcakes. What a cute idea for Winnie The Pooh/Spring inspired cupcakes!

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Maggie @ The Love Nerds March 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Eeyore has always been my favorite Winnie the Pooh character!

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Beth@FrugalFroggie March 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

How cute!! What fun to have food themed with the movie!! That would be fun. I bet my boys would love that!!

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Heather Lawrence March 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Super cute!
I love carrot cake….. so yummy!!

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Amy Desrosiers March 20, 2014 at 7:15 pm

These are so cute and would be perfect for Easter and Spring.

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becca March 20, 2014 at 7:25 pm

How cute and I lvoe you can make them for spring or Easter.

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Nicole B March 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I want to try to make those Starburst carrots. These are cute cupcakes!

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Sarah @ Must Have Mom March 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

We love Winnie the Pooh and have this movie!

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Amber Nelson March 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Those look adorable. My kids would love to make these.

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Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations March 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm

This is absolutely adorable. My favorite character is Winnie the Pooh, since I can remember he’s been my pal.

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Ave March 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

These look really delicious and cute! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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Marielle Altenor March 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm

My favorite cake is carrot cake! Yum! Will save this recipe so that I can make it with my son!!

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Beth March 20, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I’m making these!!! So cute! I love them. We’re going to read Pooh this week and make these :)

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Keikilani March 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Winnie the Pooh has always been a favorite of mine. These cupcakes are so cute!

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Dawn Lopez March 20, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Awww, I’ve always loved Winnie The Pooh. These cupcakes are just the cutest, what a creative & fun idea!

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Mindy Grant March 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm

This is such a great idea. I never would have thought to use Starbursts as carrots!

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Aly Mashrah March 20, 2014 at 10:53 pm

That cupcake is so cute! What a great idea for Winnie the Pooh

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Claudia Krusch March 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Love the cupcake! So cute, it is a great idea!

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Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas March 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I have a strict “No Pooh” rule but I might change it for cupcakes!

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amanda ripsam March 20, 2014 at 11:47 pm

I love carrot bread and muffins. you made such a great looking cupcake. If I tried it would looks like a five year old made it

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Melissa March 21, 2014 at 12:25 am

I don’t think I could choose just one. I like Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Roo….

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Danielle March 21, 2014 at 1:21 am

My kids love Winnie the Pooh! Can’t wait to try these out ;)

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Emily March 21, 2014 at 1:22 am

Any cupcake is a good cupcake! Yum!

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kay adeola March 21, 2014 at 4:42 am

What a cute idea,I have to say Tigger is my favorite with Pooh a close second.

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Rosie March 21, 2014 at 5:29 am

Ah such a cute idea! Love the carrots on top! It’s always the little details that make it :)

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Debbie Denny March 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

Fantastic idea. Love piglet.

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Rosey March 21, 2014 at 6:14 am

I love Winnie the Pooh. I love the quotes from Pooh too that I can across here and there online, he’s got some goodies. :)

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April March 21, 2014 at 6:51 am

My daughter has always loved Winnie the Pooh. Even at 16, she still has her baby comforter of Winnie the Pooh.

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Veronica March 21, 2014 at 9:01 am

I love Winnie the Pooh. I love Tigger! This is such a cute idea. Very creative

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Helene Cohen Bludman March 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

What a cute idea! I love Winnie the Pooh.

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Christy Hoover March 21, 2014 at 10:05 am

I absolutely LOVE carrot cupcakes! Thank you for sharing!

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Tammilee March 21, 2014 at 10:27 am

Ahhhhh these are so cute! I can’t wait to see the new Winnie the Pooh movie.

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Ashley B. March 21, 2014 at 11:21 am

The recipe sounds yummy. I think my kids would enjoy it in addition to myself.

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kristin March 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Adorable!! We love Winnie The Pooh!

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Amanda March 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

This is such a cute idea! My kids love Winnie the Pooh.

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Fabulous Perks March 21, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I love carrot cupcakes, I have never tried making it myself. Thanks for sharing!

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Janeane Davis March 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Carrot cake is my favorite cake, so of course this recipe got my attention from the start

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Toni March 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm

These are too cute. Perfect for Winnie-The-Pooh or an Easter party :)

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Tough Cookie Mommy March 21, 2014 at 9:58 pm

These cupcakes are adorable. I’m a big Winnie the Pooh fan so I would love to try to make this for a family baby shower or an infant’s birthday some day soon.

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American Punjaban PI March 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm

What a cute idea for Easter. I’m not even close to being ready for that holiday yet. I’ve been so busy I’m having trouble keeping up this year.

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Lexie Lane March 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I love carrot cakes so I know I’d love this! I’m definitely going to try! Love the perfect carrot design too!

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Amber Edwards March 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

That is such a fun cupcake! Best thing to serve as we watch The Winnie the Pooh Movie.

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