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    Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
    Prep: 25 min Cook: 22 min Servings: 12
    by Salad Foodie
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    Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting allows everyone to "have their cake and eat it too."

    Ingredients

    • CUPCAKES:
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour (may be ½ or more whole wheat)
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
    • Optional: Powdered sugar or Cream Cheese Frosting with Walnuts (recipe follows)
    • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

    Directions

    1. CUPCAKES:
    2. In a large mixing bowl, blend together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add beaten eggs, oil and carrots, blending until mixed well.
    3. Divide batter into 12 cupcake papers in muffin baking pan. Bake at 325̊ F for 20-24 minutes until toothpick tests done.
    4. Optional: Sift powdered sugar over tops before serving, or frost with Cream Cheese Frosting with Walnuts (recipe below.)
    5. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
    6. In small bowl beat together butter, cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread a small amount on top of each cupcake and garnish with a sprinkle of walnuts.
    7. Yield: 12 cupcakes.

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    Reviews

    • Denise Sherin
      Denise Sherin
      I love carrot cake and enjoy trying new recipes. And who doesn't LOVE a cupcake! I'm printing this one :) Thanks for sharing

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