What makes these cream filled carrot cupcakes so delicious. I cook the carrots and pureed them in the food processor.
2 cups cooked and pureed carrots
3/4 cup coconut oil
1 and 2/3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Creamy Filling8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Frosting1 package (8 ounces) Cream cheese, room temperature
4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) Butter, room temperature
3 cups Confectioners' sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
After cooling, frost carrot cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 20 to
Pan Type ~ 9 X 13 inch cake pan
Preheat oven. Line muffin tins with paper cups or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy, set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, add in the oil gradually, then add the sugar. This mixture should be very frothy.
Mix together the flour, salt, soda and baking powder, combine with first mixture.
Stir in carrots, sour cream and vanilla.
Pour batter into the prepared muffin tins. Fill each one about 3/4 full and place about 1 tablespoon of cream filling on top of the batter. When cupcakes cook, cream will settle to the bottom.
Place the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl.
Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until combined.
Stop the machine.
Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, blending with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is well incorporated, 1 minute.
Add the vanilla, then increase the mixer speed to medium and blend frosting until fluffy, 1 minute more.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!