Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
This recipe is from a blog called Lil' Luna, you can find the original HERE. I halved the original recipe and ended up with 7 cupcakes. 7 was perfect for the number of people I was having over but I'm sharing the full recipe today, so you should end up with 14-15 cupcakes!
Mix in 2/3 cup of brown sugar, 2 teaspoon of vanilla and a pinch of salt.
CARROT CAKE CUPCAKES
yield 14-15 cupcakes
for the cupcakes...
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups finely grated carrot
for the frosting...
8oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of salt
3 cups of powdered sugar (I needed to add about 1/4 cup extra!)
1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and granulated sugar.
2. Add the eggs and the canola oil to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
3. Add in the sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Finally, add in the grated carrot and mix until incorporated.
4. Prepare a muffin tin (you will likely need two, for 14-15 cupcakes!) with cupcake liners or by spraying it with cooking spray. Fill each cup to be 3/4 of the way full with batter.
5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the cupcakes for 18-20 mintues. An inserted knife should come out clean.
6. Let the cupcakes sit in the muffin tin for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wore cooling rack to cool completely.
7. Make the frosting by combining the softened butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Once combined, add in the brown sugar, the vanilla and the salt.
8. Finally mix in the powdered sugar.
9. Load the icing into a prepared piping bag to frost the cupcakes. You could spread the frosting on the cupcakes with a knife if you prefer - I recommend halving the frosting recipe if you do it this way!