Friday, February 25, 2011

Carrot cupcake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cupcake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Originally from SmittenKitchen

Sweet is kid's best friend. To add something healthy without forcing them to eat. Carrot cupcake will do the job! :) with Cream cheese frosting? ho!ho!ho! can mommy have some?!?!?!? :D

What you need:


Carrot cake 

2 cup All-purpose flour
2 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground Ginger
2 cup Sugar
1 and 1/4 cup Canola oil
4 large Eggs
3 cups grated peeled Carrots (about 6 carrots)
1 cup coarsely chopped Walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup Raisins (optional)

* For best result, better grate the carrots by hand, finely.
* With 1/2 recipe, i can make 12 standard size cupcakes

How to:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line cupcake paper case in the cupcake pan.
  3. In the bowl, whisk together -- flour + baking soda + salt + cinnamon + nutmeg + ginger --
  4. In another bowl, whisk together -- sugar + oil -- until well blended.
  5. Whisk in eggs, one at a time.
  6. Add flour mixture and stir until blended.
  7. Stir in carrots (walnut, raisin if using them).
  8. Scoop the batter into prepared paper case.
  9. Bake in Pre-heat oven 350 F for about 20 minutes.
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted Butter, room temperature
2 cups Confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup pure Maple syrup

How to:

In stand mixer, beat all ingredients together on medium speed until fluffy.
Chill the frosting for 10 - 20 minutes until set to frost.

In a bowl, mix together all dry ingredients

Pour in -- eggs -- one at a time

Stir in -- carrot --

Optional: sprinkle with coconut

Optional: sprinkle with anything u like

Bake in Preheat oven at 350 F for about 14-18 minutes

Take a good look inside ^^

What are you looking at!?!?!?!? :D
    Higher? mmmm..

    Now, let's go make some & Enjoy ^_^
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