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10.19.2013

Foodie Goodie | Carrot Cupcakes.

Who's in the mood for carrot cupcakes? I am! I even dreamt of them last night, haha!

And so for this week's edition of Foodie Goodie, I'll be featuring - yep, you guessed it right - this carrot cupcake recipe which is a fusion (or should I say my tweaking) of the recipes I learned from both Martha Stewart and the Food Network. Enjoy! :)


Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a pinch of ground nutmeg
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups finely shredded carrots (about 2 medium carrots, peeled)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup shredded coconut, for garnishing

Procedure:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 12 standard muffin cups with paper cupcake liners.
2. Sift together the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. In a large stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the brown sugar, oil and eggs until well combined.
4. Add the carrots and vanilla.
5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
6. Stir in 1/4 cup of the chopped walnuts.
7. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
8. With an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and orange juice until smooth and creamy.
9. Frost the cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with the shredded coconut.

Shared with Food Friday and Food Trip Friday.

24 replies:

Bronze Goddess said...

Oh yum carrot cake, I wish I can bake ... only in my dreams haha

Yette said...

Wow, I wish I could bake or at least had an oven. I love carrot cakes. :)

MikiHope said...

I haven't had a pieceof carrot cake in a LONG time--and I do love it. From that recipe above I doubt I would attempt to bake one-but I probably will go out and get a slice or two!

michymichymoo said...

I'll try this when I have the time na. Thanks for this! :)

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

those cupcakes are looking real yummy.will definitely give it a try.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Oh yummy...I'm the only one who like carrot cake in my house--- I'd have to eat the whole batch! =D

Shayne said...

i also browse so many recipes from martha stewart website ^^ wish i can bake like you :) im not very good at it lol

Angie Vianzon said...

You made me really want to get that oven I've been eyeing for. The cupcake looks yummy.

Tammy Graham said...

I love carrot cake and for some unknown reason I have never made one. I am thinking that I should do this for Thanksgiving this year.

Corinne Schmitt said...

These sound so delicious! I can't wait to try the recipe. I love carrot cake.

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

Looks yummy... I love carrot cake in any shape and form. I just don't like the part where I have to make it myself, lol!

Janine Daquio said...

I remember when I had my baking class that it is the carrot cake I made for my finals.. I chose it because I love the cream cheese frosting. wahahaha!

earthlingorgeous said...

this looks good! i have a sweet tooth you just made me crave!

Frugal Mom and Wife said...

This look so yummy. I have this bookmarked and will be sure to be a hit at my upcoming Thanksgiving parties!!

Franc said...

I like Carrot cakes because their sweetness level is not overpowering and taste just right.

Dhadha G. IHC said...

I love carrot cupcakes! Sad to say, I always buy since I don't know how to bake. Pft. Haha! :))

<3 Dhadha | www.classysweets.com

Rhea Bue | Styles and Writes said...

OMG! This looks sinfully yummy!!!! but OMG! I love cupcakes and I really can't resist them. hihihihi <3

Levy said...

I love Carrot Cake. You should try adding some pineapple, mas yummy!

Chris said...

looks delicious. i have never been good at baking. hopefully, my daughter will be better than me! :D

Genzel Kisses said...

I love sweets and cupcakes! I really want to learn how to bake but unfortunately, we don't have an oven at home :|

April Perez said...

Not a fan of carrots in my desserts :( But I'll have my friends try this recipe, thanks for sharing!

mary narvasa said...

Would definitely try this out when I get my own oven! :)

~marynarvasa.com

kinna jessa said...

omg, if i could gain gain weight with every bite of these delicious things i'd eat them everyday... looks so yum!!

maiylah said...

oooh, yum! must try this! soon!

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Czjai
enjoy the rest of the week!

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