Eat Drink & Be Mary: Carrot Cake Cupcakes


Carrot Cake Cupcakes

My best taste tester (read; Thomas) came to town I knew I wanted to bake him up something and put his taste buds to the test.  And since my sweet tooth has been a little outta control lately, I decided on my favorite of all favorites.  Carrot Cake.
Carrot Cake is my absolute favorite dessert.  Seriously.  My Bubby makes the most wonderful carrot cake ever (she's also responsible for the Gorilla Bread recipe that has gone viral on Pinterest); I think it's the cream cheese frosting that gets me everytime.  
Carrot Cake is the dessert I just can't resist, and it's so good I don't wanna resist it and miss out on all the yummy-goodness.  And the only thing that could make my Bubby's recipe better was to transform them into bite size cupcakes.  Everything is always better mini.  Plus then I don't feel as bad popping ten of those suckers in my mouth in no time at all.  And so I did just that...

This recipe is the perfect amount of carrots.  Not to many, and if you grate them finely they aren't stringy and their texture doesn't come across through the cake.  Nothing sounds worse than stringy carrots to ruin the most amazing dessert out there.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe      

Cake Ingredients:
2 1/4 C Flour
2 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
4 Eggs
2 C Sugar
1 1/2 C grated carrots (about 3 large)
1 1/2 C Oil

+Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
+Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt) in a bowl, and set aside.
+Beat eggs with sugar until lemon color and fluffy.
+Add carrots and oil and stir to mix well.
+Line cup cake tin, and pour 2/3 full.
+Bake for approx. 25 minutes, checking them to see when they're fully cooked.
+ Let cool.

*MY TIP : check with tooth pick in several cupcakes, when the tooth pick comes out without any batter on it the cupcakes are done.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Frosting Ingredients:
1 C (2 sticks) butter, softened
8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
2 1/2 C Confectioners Sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla

+ Mix all ingredients well, until well blended.

*BUBBY'S TIP: Set out eggs, butter and cream cheese the night before.  It is very important that all three ingredients are room temperature for this recipe.

And no cupcake is complete without a glass a milk.  Dessert is served.  Enjoy dear gals.

Seriously, this has to have you drooling by now -- I know I am, excuse me while I go inhale three more of these suckers.  Happy Baking Loves.

Are you a Carrot Cake fan?  Do you love mini/bite sized foods?  Are you guilty of a strong sweet tooth lately, like me?  Tell me what's your favorite dessert to make for your man?  What about for yourself?

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  1. They look tasty! Love the cupcake "flower" inserts :)

  2. Yum! They look so delicious. I haven't eaten breakfast yet, but now I'm daydreaming about cupcakes.

  3. Fancy! I love carrot cake with cream cheese frosting... so delish. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  4. Yum! I love the little sugar pearls. Sprinkles/decorations always make cupcakes look that much more fancy.

    Found you from the Tea Party- Cheers! :)

  5. These are adorable and look delicious!

  6. I LOVE carrot cake! Those mini cupcakes look absolutely amazing!

  7. I'm going to have to make these for my stepmom for her birthday later in the summer.

  8. I love carrot cake too! I used to think of it as an old lady dessert when I was little since it was always served at grandma bday parties, but now I can't get enough of it! I'll have to try out your recipe--your pictures look amazing!

  9. My Dad's favorite is carrot cake, I'll have to make these for him.

  10. I dont think I've ever had carrot cake. But these cup cakes look so good. I am now your newest follower. Hope you have a great hump day.

  11. I was raised eating scrumptious desserts made by my Mother and aunts. We always had home made desserts. My hubs complains when I ask what we should have for dessert. Tuff, doggone it I want dessert. I'll never be a slim young thing again so I eat what I love. I'm not too fluffy but I'm not real thin either. But I love me dessert. And carrot cake, oh my we'll be eating this soon. Had to print out recipes, can't wait. Happy days

  12. Carrot cake is my favorite! These look too good not to try!

  13. those look soo delicious! and i have to say your food photography is amazing! I have the same papers and now I really want to put them to good use :)

  14. Not only do your cupcakes look and sound fantastic, I absolutely adore the presentation in these fabulous pics!! Thanks for sharing! Pinned ;)

  15. They look so good! Ill have to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  16. These look so dangerously delicious. Dangerous as in I might eat the whole batch myself! Pretty too! Thanks so much for sharing at our party! :)


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