Thursday, January 19, 2012

Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am making myself craving for some carrot cupcake just by looking and writing about them. I love me some carrot cupcake! Yes I do! Well, actually I love carrot cake. I just figured that making them in cupcakes instead of a cake would be easier if I was giving them to other people which was the reason why I made some for Christmas last year so my husband could bring them to work to share with his coworkers. Of course he'd gladly do it because his other option would be him having to eat most of them all by himself. And also listening to me asking him, "Honey, you want some cupcake?" everyday after work/dinner. Oh yes, I can be very persistent to the extend of borderline irritating to my husband. I'm very sure of that. But I know he loves me. :)

 Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Makes 24 delish cupcakes

For the carrot cupcake 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon powder
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups finely grated raw carrots
1 tsp vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 350F
2) Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder into a mixing bowl
3) In another bowl, beat eggs, sugar and oil until thickened
4) Add in the flour mixture and fold them together using a wooden spatula followed by the grated carrots and vanilla extract until everything is mixed well
5) Line muffin pan with baking cups and fill up to 3/4
6) Bake for 20-25min or until toothpick test comes out clean
7) Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack

For the Cream Cheese Frosting
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 box 8oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1) In a bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.
2) Slowly add in powdered sugar and continue beating until smooth.
3) Using a butter knife, spread on each cooled cupcake

*** I keep my frosting in a tupperware in the fridge and only top the cupcake that I was going to eat immediately. It's easier to store cupcakes without the frosting.


Maya said...

Hi Farina,
Happy New Year!! Cupcake looks wonderful, lucky co-workers...