Friday, March 22, 2019

CARROT CAKE CUPCAKES



Carrot Cake is one of those desserts that I don’t make very often – definitely for Easter, and sometimes for random occasions. But every time I do, I remember how much I love it. Talk about a tasty way to get your daily dose of vegetables!  This time around, I opted for making cupcakes instead of an entire cake. They were fun to serve, and even more fun to eat!

INGREDIENTS

CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 + 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 + 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots

FROSTING:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (more or less, if needed)


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk together flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and oil till thick and foamy, 1-2 minutes. Add the sour cream, vanilla, and carrots and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and stir till just blended.
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full recipe here: lilluna.com