Sunday, February 24, 2013

Carrot Cake Cupcakes


I love me some veggies in my cupcakes, who doesn't!  Its a great way to sneak in some vegetables and not feel so guilty eating a delicious cupcake or 2 ;)....okay who am I kidding, there's not that much veggies in a carrot cake cupcake, it would be better if you just ate a carrot.  But at least you dont feel as guilty eating carrot cake as you would say a chocolate cupcake :)  

I made these moist and delicious cupcakes for a birthday party last night, paired with a slightly tangy lemon cream cheese frosting it was the perfect addition that put these cupcakes over the top and made them a huge hit at the party.




Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Adapted from Paula Deen

Yields 24-28 cupcakes

Ingredients 

2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups canola oil
3 cups grated carrots

Directions

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line your cupcake pans with 24 liners
- In a electric mixer combined your flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix together on low for 30 seconds.
- Add in your oil and eggs and mix until completely combined
- Mix in your grated carrot and mix until fully combined into the batter.
- Using a ice cream scoop, fill your cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.


Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter, at room temp 
12 tablespoons cream cheese, cold
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups powdered sugar

Directions

- In a electric mixer beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Add in the lemon juice and slowly 1/4 cup at a time add in the powdered sugar until all of the powdered sugar is completely incorporated. 
- Beat the frosting for another 2-3 minutes and pipe onto your cupcakes.








3 comments:

  1. I love that you added lemon to the frosting - which looks impossibly creamy! Yum!

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    1. Thank you Marissa, I love lemon in anything :)

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  2. These are so damn cute. Great twist too!

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