Friday, August 14, 2009

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these for baby's birthday cookout Saturday, they are sooo yummy!



Makes 24 cupcakes:

3 eggs
1 cup oil (I like to sub 1/2 cup apple sauce for 1/2 cup oil sometimes, makes it healthier and more moist)
1 cup sugar (I use the raw sugar)
1 tart apple, grated
2 large carrots, grated
1 cup raisins, soaked then drained
1tbs vanilla
1tbs cinnamon

2 cups whole wheat flour
1tsp salt
1tsp baking soda
1.25tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. I used abut half 1/4c flax seeds in place of nuts.

preheat over to 350. mix together eggs, oil, sugar, apple, raisins, carrots, vanilla. In a separate bowl sift the flour, salt, baking soda and powder together, then combine til mixed. Fold in raisins and nuts last. pour batter into greased pans or muffin tins. bake 25mins
I only put raisins in half of the cupcakes this time.




Frosting:

1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
4tbs butter, softened
2.5c powdered sugar
2tsp vanilla


blend cream cheese and and butter, add sugar and vanilla, beat until smooth.

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