Pumpkin Carrot Muffins With Vanilla Frosting

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Easy to make and delicious. If you don't have a cake decorating bag you can use a sturdy plastic bag, cut a tiny bit off one corner, insert a decorate tip, and use that instead. I used pumpkin pie spice mix found in Spiced Carrot Muffins description; 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and measured out 1 teaspoon for this recipe, and put the rest in a clean spice jar for use later. For the icing, I couldn't find vanilla bean paste so I just used vanilla extract. I sprinkled the top of the icing on the muffins with sifted cinnamon. From www.foodnetwork.ca, recipe by Anna Olson. Times given are estimates. Next time I make these I think I will add raisins and nuts too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper cups.
  4. Cream butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until evenly combined.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir in pumpkin puree, sour cream and vanilla.
  7. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger.
  8. Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture; stir in finely grated carrots.
  9. Use an ice cream scoop with release lever to spoon batter into prepared tins.
  10. Bake for about 25 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of the muffin comes out clean.
  11. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin; remove and cool completely.
  12. FROSTING:.
  13. Beat butter with electric beaters until fluffy.
  14. Add the 2 cups of icing sugar, plus milk and vanilla.
  15. Beat for 3 minutes on high speed until fluffy.
  16. Add additional 1 to 2 cups sifted icing sugar until frosting is a fluffy, spreadable consistency.
  17. Spread frosting generously onto each muffin using a pastry bag and decorating tip.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I made this for thanksgiving 2013 it looked like it came from a top bakery in Paris.This recipe is so easy to follow.

Donjill November 22, 2013

Made these to have when my son & DIL were over, & had planned to cut the recipe in half, but am glad that I didn't, 'cause after all of us devouring two each, my son decided he needed to make off with another eight when he & his wife left! Still, that left enough for the 2 of us here to enjoy! Followed your recipe right on down, although I didn't get overly generous when frosting 'em! Great tasting muffins, these, & a nice recipe to keep on hand! Thanks for posting it! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike August 01, 2011