Carrot Cake Cupcakes!!
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Power
½ Cup Oil
2 Cups Shredded Carrots
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Makes 12 cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line your cupcake tin with liners
In a medium bowl mix together your dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and baking powder.
Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Baking soda and Baking powder
Ahhh - all the dry ingredients!
Take a fork or something and smoosh it all together.
Get two eggs.
Beat them together.
Then add the oil and keep beating.
Start slowly adding your dry mixture.
I did about a cup at a time.
Shred your carrots. First time I grated. Next time I used the food processor and then this machine - did the same thing and saved my arms a lot of work!
Add them to your mixing bowl.
Get your nuts - I used walnuts.
Then your chocolate chips (OK - I used a lot more than 1/3 of a cup)
Then I put them in the mini chopper and chopped them up.
Then add it to your mixing bowl. I have read to stir it in, I am lazy - I just used the mixer - I am lazy!
See - it's mixing nicely!
Then pour it into something that won't make a mess when you are filling your cupcake liners.
All filled and ready to go - this makes 12 perfectly.
This this them about half way done as I turned them.
Cooling down on the cooling rack. Don't they look good as is!
While the cupcakes are cooling – make your frosting.
8 ounce Cream Cheese softened
½ cup butter (one stick)
2 tsp vanilla
6 cups of softened power sugar
- Sift your sugar – then measure your 6 cups
- Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla
- Slowly add powdered sugar, I did about a cup at a time
Use a large tip in a pastry bag – I put mine in a tall glass and poured it into the bag. Opps – wait – this is where I added food coloring to tint it orange.
Then swirl it on your cooled cupcakes.
I topped mine with some powered sugar. I put it in my sifter and brought the cooling rack over to the sink – then put it right on – no mess to clean up – and a nice light dusting for an added décor.
The taste – perfection!
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