Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Carrot cake, but in cupcake form! These little beauties are ultra-moist, spiked with cinnamon and dotted through with nuts. Crowned with a creamy and fluffy cream cheese frosting, they're perfect as little treats or served for dessert. While carrot seems like a bizarre thing to add to a cake, the reason for it is very simple: It results in a moist and tender crumb quite unlike any other type of cake. It doesn't taste like carrot at all, and were it not in the name nobody would be the wiser!

    Ingredients

    • 440g / 20 oz (1 can) crushed pineapple in juice (, drained but RESERVE juice (Note 1))
    • 1/2 cup milk (, at room temperature (full fat best, low fat ok))
    • 1/2 tsp white vinegar (or lemon juice or other clear vinegar, (Note 2))
    • 2 large eggs (, at room temperature)
    • 1 cup brown sugar ((loosely packed))
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil ((or canola))
    • 1 1/3 cups flour (, plain / all-purpose)
    • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda ((aka bicarb soda, Note 3) (NOT BAKING POWDER!))
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
    • 1 1/3 cups shredded carrot (, 1 medium carrot peeled (Note 4))
    • 2 tbsp coconut (, shredded or desiccated (unsweetened))
    • 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans (, roughly chopped (ie. measure after chopping))
    • 180g / 6oz cream cheese (, at room temperature (Note 5))
    • 90g / 6 tbsp unsalted butter (, softened (17°C/62°F))
    • 3 1/2 cups soft icing sugar / powdered sugar (, sifted (Note 6))
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans (, moderately finely chopped)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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