My new obsession is mini cupcakes! I made some around Christmas which I posted on my Instagram and ever since then I’ve loved making them! Since Easter is right around the corner I thought I’d share my favourite carrot cake recipe!
The carrot cake recipe I’ve been using for a couple years now is from Cake Boss! It’s honestly the best recipe, even my son loves it!
- 1½ Cups finely grated carrots (around 2-3 med-large carrots)
- 1¼ Plain flour
- 1 Cup Sugar
- ¼+⅛ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I always add a little extra)
- ½ teaspoon bi-carb/baking soda
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ salt
- 2 Large eggs
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Position a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 160°C
- Put the carrots, flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. (If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer.) Mix on low just until the ingredients are tossed together well, a few seconds, then raise the speed to low-medium and continue to mix until the mixture is smooth, approximately 1 additional minute.
- With the motor running, add one egg at a time, adding the next one after the previous one has been absorbed. Stop the motor periodically and scrape from the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula to incorporate. Return the mixer to low-medium speed.
- Continue to mix for 1 additional minute to ensure that the eggs are fully absorbed. This will also help ensure that all the sugar is dissolved and the flour is incorporated.
- With the motor running, pour in the milk, ½ cup at a time, stopping the motor to scrape “the sides and bottom of the bowl between the two additions. Continue to mix for another 1 minute or until the mixture appears smooth. Add the walnuts and mix just to integrate them.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until springy to touch.
- Remove from the oven and let cool before decorating.
To decorate I used cream cheese frosting with half a walnut popped on top and I love how they look!
So that is my favourite Easter treat! Let me know in the comments what yours is!