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CARROT CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

CARROT CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

On Easter, my best friend Kelly came over and we decided to conquer making something sweet after all of these years contemplating on cooking together. The last time we baked something together was a fruit layered cake that soon succumbed into one thin layered bread. (Quite the fail there.) But this time turned out to be a huge success. The cupcakes were so dang moist, and not overly sweet, and the frosting completed it. It was so so scrumptious, I made a point to share, but was quite resistant. 😉 I also feel like the carrots made eating a cupcakes healthy, right? Regardless, you will reap the benefits of all that carrots provide– betacarotene, fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. Easter was the best time to share something sweet, and celebrate our risen King. But, I really hope you enjoy this recipe for the days to come, and don’t forget to spread the carrot goodness around.

CARROT CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Carrot Cupcakes
A slightly healthier but delicious version of carrot cupcakes.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 3 tsp cinnamon
  3. 2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 1 cup olive oil
  7. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  8. 3/4 raw sugar or 1/2 cup maple syrup
  9. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 3 cups shredded carrots (about 6 carrots)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Using an electric mixer, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, oils, sugar, vanilla extract, and carrots.
  4. Combine and fold wet ingredients with dry ingredients.
  5. Spoon batter into lined muffin cups around 3/4th full.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Let cupcakes completely cool before frosting.
Notes
  1. Top your cupcakes with cut up triangular carrots and tiny pieces of broccoli. You can totally munch on the muffin to add a nice healthy touch, but I took them off the cupcake before consuming.
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CARROT CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Cream Cheese Frosting
Best cream cheese frosting of my life.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  3. 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Using an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Slowly pour in the powdered sugar.
  4. Fill pastry bag and tip with cream cheese frosting.
  5. Pipe the frosting unto the cupcake, and serve.
Adapted from All Recipes
Adapted from All Recipes
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CARROT CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

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