March 23, 2011

cream cheese and carrot dream












photography by kari


 


My little sister Kari is back home from university for the week, which always means an abundance of yummy baked treats! These carrot cake cupcakes are a favourite of ours - they never disappoint!


recipe:


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cooking oil
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


2 cups grated carrots


Beat sugar and cooking oil in a bowl. Next, beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla. Measure in next 5 ingredients and stir to mix. Stir in grated carrots.
Line a muffin pan with muffin papers and fill 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25min until golden brown, and a toothpick comes out clean.


icing:


125 grams cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups icing sugar


Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla well. add sugar gradually beating until fluffy. Spread generously (cause it's so yummy!) over cupcakes, sprinkle with coconut shavings.


 


{basic recipe compliments of "Company's Coming" by Jean Pare, 1986}


 

6 comments:

Cee said...

Oooh, those look delicious! Although, much like when I have a carrot cake, I'd probably eat them all in one sitting :)
xox,
Cee

A Fine Balance said...

Those trully look like a dream! I'll have to wait until after the fitness competition to make a batch.

Kate said...

oh gosh, carrot cake with cream cheese icing is one my most FAVORITE treats! soooo good!

Mousevox said...

ooh, delicious! thanks for the recipe!

katou said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, those cupcakes look really yummy!!!!

Ashley said...

These look soooooooooooo good! I just booked marked this post. Totally going to make these this weekend. :)