Carrot Cupcakes With creamcheese icing

Whenever we go food shopping we over purchase carrots and that’s purely unintentional. We have a big love for carrots, especially when there’s so much more you can do to it. Apart from juicing, it also add a lovely flavour to salad,  and one of many wonderful baking ingredients out there. It makes me the happiest being able to recreate something delicious. My weakness is icing, and finding the best recipe is still a quest. Although eating the cupcakes without it is not bad at all, as it’s very tasty, moist and flavourful.

Ingredients:

3 medium size carrots,peeled

300g chopped/crushed pineapple flesh

1tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon ground

175g all purpose flour

2 medium eggs

pinch of salt

170g golden caster sugar

100ml vegetable oil

1tsp vanilla extract

a handful of pecan nuts

Cream cheese Icing:

80g butter, softened

1 tub 280g full fat cream cheese

80g icing sugar, sifted

1 drop of vanilla extract

 

Method:

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees and lined 12 muffin cases.  Carry on by peeling those carrots, grate finely and set aside.

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Sift together the dry ingredients and beat the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl until you have achieved the perfect consistency of thickness and pale mixture.

Add oil and vanilla and beat again

Slowly add the sifted dry ingredients, beat until everything is well combined. Time to add in the carrots, pineapple and a bit of roughly chopped pecans. Mix well with the batter

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Divide between lined muffin cases. Baked for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Once done, remove from the oven, leave on tray for an extra 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool down completely.

For the icing, beat the softened butter with the cream cheese until well blended. Add the sifted icing sugar & vanilla extract.Time to swirl & decorate.

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ENJOY

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