Spicy Carrot Cake Cupcakes

This past weekend we celebrated my friend Alissa’s birthday. I volunteered to make the dessert, because nobody should ever have to make their own birthday dessert! She had mentioned carrot cake was one of her favorite cakes, so I decided to make carrot cake cupcakes. I love cupcakes and think they are much easier than cutting cake. This recipe is from an Old Junior League Cookbook so you know it’s good. I feel like every recipe I have ever made from a Junior League Cookbook is amazing! The recipe is actually for a cake but I just poured it into muffin trays instead of cake pans. It makes 24 muffins or a 3 layer cake. These are the same cupcakes we served at Sterling’s birthday and they were a huge hit. They also freeze wonderfully if you have alot left over. Enjoy!



SPICY CARROT CAKE/CUPCAKES

2 CUPS SUGAR
2 CUPS FLOUR
2 TEASPOONS BAKING SODA
2 TEASPOONS CINNAMON
1 TEASPOON SALT
4 EGGS
1 1/2 CUPS OIL
3 CUPS GRATED CARROTS

COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS AND MIX WELL. ADD EGGS AND OIL AND MIX WELL. NOW ADD THE CARROTS AND BEAT ON MEDIUM SPEED WITH ELECTRIC MIXER ABOUT 2 MINUTES. GREASE THREE 9 INCH CAKE PANS OR TWO 12 PIECE MUFFIN TRAYS. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES. POUR BATTER INTO TRAYS OR PANS AND BAKE 25-30 MINUTES. (THE CUPCAKES BAKED ABOUT 25 MINUTES). LET COOL ON WIRE RACKS.

CREAM CHEESE ICING

1 STICK BUTTER
1 8 OZ PACKAGE CREAM CHEESE
1 BOX CONFECTIONERS SUGAR
1 TEASPOON VANILLA
1 CUP CHOPPED PECANS (OPTIONAL)

CREAM BUTTER AND CHEESE UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY. BEAT IN SUGAR GRADUALLY AND ADD VANILLA AND PECANS IF DESIRED.

11 Comments

  1. March 16, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    Amaze balls!! I will take four please:-) I'm going to try this recipe this weekend.

  2. March 16, 2011 / 1:18 pm

    I am such a sucker for cream cheese frosting….yum!

  3. March 16, 2011 / 2:51 pm

    Ohhhh….this looks like heaven!!! Just divine! Stop teasing a pregnant lady! 🙂 This is making me want cupcakes now!!!

  4. March 16, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    yummy! and, with a vegetable as a key ingredient, it's good for you. 😉

  5. March 16, 2011 / 8:22 pm

    I just gained 10 pounds!!!

  6. March 16, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    These look delish!
    Thanks for finding my blog, glad to have found yours too!
    xo

  7. March 17, 2011 / 1:00 am

    These look delish! I'll have to try the recipe for sure…since my kids are nuts about cupcakes and carrot cake.

  8. March 17, 2011 / 4:47 am

    I just love carrot cake with cream cheese frosting…it has to be one of the best desserts out there! So sweet for you to make these…look delicious!

    PS-I would love you to check out my very first giveaway!!

    Hope you're having a great night!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *