MINI CARROT CUPCAKES

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

  1. Reply

    Mummy in a TuTu

    12/04/2017

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

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    Becky Sparklymummy

    10/04/2017

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

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    Donna

    10/04/2017

    I love carrot cake. These look gorgeous! #foodiefriday

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    Alana - Burnished Chaos

    09/04/2017

    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

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    ohmummymia

    08/04/2017

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

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    mainy

    08/04/2017

    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

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    07/04/2017

    I love carrot cake and these looks delicious x #KCACOLS

  8. Reply

    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    07/04/2017

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

  9. Reply

    Eps

    07/04/2017

    This looks yummy #foodiefriday

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    Kelly-Anne | Mimi Rose and Me

    07/04/2017

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

  11. Reply

    pam lorimer

    07/04/2017

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

  12. Reply

    Emma me and b make tea

    03/04/2017

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

  13. Reply

    Nicola | Mummy to Dex

    02/04/2017

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

    #KCACOLS

  14. Reply

    kristin mccarthy

    02/04/2017

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

    #KCACOLS

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