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MINI CARROT CUPCAKES

01/04/2017

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!

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

METHOD

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 160°C
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes or until springy to touch.
  7. 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!

 

 

Linking up with: #FoodieFriday | #MainyLovesEaster | #KCACOLS

14 Comments

  • Reply Mummy in a TuTu 12/04/2017 at 9:22 PM

    oh wow they looks beautful and I bet they taste delicious too!!
    Thanks for joining #foodiefriday and don’t forget us next week!

  • Reply Becky Sparklymummy 10/04/2017 at 12:51 PM

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm these look really good I love carrot cake but have never thought about making carrot cupcakes !!!
    Thank you for linking up with # foodiefriday

  • Reply Donna 10/04/2017 at 7:42 AM

    I love carrot cake. These look gorgeous! #foodiefriday

  • Reply Alana - Burnished Chaos 09/04/2017 at 7:24 PM

    Mine and my son’s favourite cake, definitely need to try these! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  • Reply ohmummymia 08/04/2017 at 7:46 PM

    I love carrot cake so I will try cupcakes as well 🙂
    #foodiefriday

  • Reply mainy 08/04/2017 at 9:10 AM

    Well seeing this recipe its definitely mini carrot cakes! I love the taste of the cinnamon in a carrot cake and the icing is also one of the reasons that draws me too it. I would eat the whole batch if I didnt take car!:) Thanks so much for joining up with the easter special linky #mainyloveseaster

    Mainy

  • Reply Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 07/04/2017 at 8:51 PM

    I love carrot cake and these looks delicious x #KCACOLS

  • Reply Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... 07/04/2017 at 8:00 PM

    Looks yum, I haven’t made carrot cake in ages… #mainyloveseaster

  • Reply Eps 07/04/2017 at 9:05 AM

    This looks yummy #foodiefriday

  • Reply Kelly-Anne | Mimi Rose and Me 07/04/2017 at 8:44 AM

    Oh my these looks delicious and one for the little one and I to bake. #mainyloveseaster

  • Reply pam lorimer 07/04/2017 at 8:18 AM

    These look incredible! Has made me want carrot cake so will be trying your recipe out later! #FoodieFriday

  • Reply Emma me and b make tea 03/04/2017 at 2:06 PM

    these sound delicious and actually easy to make! sharing 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Reply Nicola | Mummy to Dex 02/04/2017 at 7:25 PM

    Oh wow these look so incredible! Definitely going to give them a try.

    #KCACOLS

  • Reply kristin mccarthy 02/04/2017 at 1:45 AM

    My favorite cake! The top of our wedding cake was carrot! Love it.

    #KCACOLS

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