Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

I have prepared these cupcakes for my son’s birthday and this year was his 10’th anniversary (yes, they do grow very fast). Usually, when organizing birthday parties I have noticed that cupcakes are a real success and that’s why I chose to bake some for my son. Despite this, I do have to mention that I am obsessed with cupcakes and I enjoy baking. With experience comes perfection and I must say that consider myself a professional even in decoration. Now, with modesty apart I am writing down the recipe so you can try it and hopefully enjoy it☺

Serving: 16-18 cupcakes

Cooking time: 1 hour 15 min

INGREDIENTS:

For the cupcakes:

  • 2 egg whites+ 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sunflower oil
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 carrots (shredded)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. all spice
  • 1/4 tsp. grounded ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. grounded clove

Frosting:

  • 400gr cream cheese (softened)
  • ¾ cups icing sugar (more if needed)
  • 125gr softened butter
  • vanilla extract
  • Food colouring

 

  1. Preheat the oven at  200◦C and line the muffin tin with cupcake liners
  2. Beat the eggs and the brown sugar with the handheld mixer  until creamy and foamy
  3. Add oil, milk and continue beating for a few seconds.
  4. Add the shredded carrots in a mixing bowl, add the flour, spices, baking powder and mix  until all ingredients are combined through.
  5. Pour the carrot mix on to the creamed egg mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until the dry ingredients are mixed. Do not over mix!
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to  fill ¾ of the cupcake hole and bake for approx. 40 min or until golden brown.

Frosting:

  1. Put all the frosting ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until creamy. Add more icing sugar if you prefer it sweeter, but I must say that to much sugar will make the frosting very stiff and grainy.
  2. Split the cream cheese frosting in 2 or three small bowls and add different food colours to make the frosting pretty ☺.

it is important to mention that the cupcake decoration should be done after the cupcakes are properly cooled and right before eating in order to prevent soggy cupcakes.



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