Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Most Delicious Carrot Cake Cupcakes


If I had to pick between cupcakes and a slice of cake, cupcakes would win every time. Yeah, they are practically the same thing, but for some reason cupcakes steal my heart. Come on, I had mini cupcakes at my wedding! Anyway...

Our friends [aka Schue Love family] invited us over for Easter brunch. After hearing the menu, I knew a sweet treat would be the perfect addition. What's better than Carrot Cake on Easter!

Emerson experienced her first easter egg hunt. While she didn't know what was going on she had a blast running around.

Dress[similar], shoes, jacket

Of course someone didn't want to smile for our family photo.


ok, ok, back to the cupcakes! They were amazing and I will definitely make them again. My frosting skills were on point.


Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Makes 12

Ingredients 

For the cupcakes 
1 cup flour 
3/4 cup sugar 
1 tsp  cinnamon 
1 ttsp  baking soda 
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/4 tsp salt 
1 1/2 cups grated carrots (heaping) 
2/3 cup oil 
2 eggs, beaten 

For the frosting 
4 ounces cream cheese 
4 tbsp butter 
2 cups powdered sugar 
1 tsp vanilla

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the grated carrots and the oil. Slowly add the flour mixture, stirring until just mixed. Add the eggs and stir until combined!

Scoop the batter into a muffin tin, filling each muffin lined tin about 2/3 of the way.

Bake for 13 minutes, check how they're doing, and add a few minutes if necessary.

While the cupcakes are cooling start the frosting.

For the frosting, blend the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Transfer to a plastic bag or similar tool for piping the frosting evenly on the cupcakes.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

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    1. Girlfriend, I'm ready to make another batch they were so good!

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  2. Sweet family photo. I LOVE carrot cake too, and cupcakes are so much fun. Love all of that frosting too! Yum.

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  3. Carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes so I know I would love these.

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  4. These carrot cake and cream cheese look so good. Love using fresh ingredients.

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  5. I love carrot cake, and these look soo good!

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  6. Those cupcakes look yummy and YES your frosting game was on point! :)

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  7. Yum!! My niece over Christmas wanted to bake carrot cake with me - its so funny, I never think of making it at home. It reminded me how lovely it is! And in cupcake form..even better :)

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  8. Yum!! Have been craving carrot cake lately- I'll have to try! xx

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  9. Ive never thought about doing carrot cake as a cupcake -- I love that! I can't wait to try this recipe.

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  10. I would choose cupcakes every time as well! These sound delicious and quite "springy"

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  11. I'm not a huge carrot cake person, but i might just have to try these! They are perfect, or so I've heard, this time of year!

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  12. Hi Tiara, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Muffins & Cupcakes over at Carole's Chatter. Please do bring it over to join in the fun. Cheers

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