Friday, November 4, 2011

Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting


To continue my support to the  Aspiring Bakers Challenge, i decided to make some cupcakes. I have kept this recipe when i saw Sonia baking this last month and when i read it again in Quay Po Cooks blog a couple of days ago and how she mentioned that some of the bloggers have tried the cake and how they loved it, without hesitation, i went ahead and made that into cupcakes and also made some fondant carrots for decoration. Thanks very much, Veron for sharing such a lovely recipe, i enjoyed eating this a lot!



Recipe ( from Sonia's blog, originally from Quay Po Cooks with minor changes )
makes around 10 cupcakes
150gm finely shredded carrots
130gm cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
120gm brown sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
100gm vegetable oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
40gm walnuts

Cream cheese frosting
125gm cream cheese, room temperature
50gm butter, room temperature
40gm icing sugar, sifted
few drops of lemon juice

for frosting method:  mix all the ingredients and beat till well blended.

Method for carrot cake
1.Sift flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add in sugar and stir till well blended. Put in the shredded carrots, oil, eggs and using an electric mixer,beat for few minutes.
3. Put in the walnuts, stir to combine and scoop he batter into cupcakes liner.
4. Bake at 175C for 35 minutes.
5. After the cupcakes have cooled down, pipe some frosting onto the cupcakes.



I'm submitting this to the Aspiring Bakers Challenge #13 - Enjoy Cupcakes ( Nov 2011 ) hosted by Min

46 comments:

  1. did you use real leaves for the carrot? It's not fondant is it? Otherwise to make it so thin = salute!

    looks like I gotta try this carrot cake recipe too after so many raves hehe

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  2. Lovely & yummy cupcakes, please reserve one for me :)

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  3. gosh.. how did u do the carrot shape! *pooi fook, pooi fook.. *

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  4. Nice touch with the fondant carrot.  carrot cake is one of them cakes I have yet bake myself...even knew that it taste good. Ok will try it one these days! 

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  5. Wah so cute like the decoration on top.

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  6. The baby carrot on top of the cupcakes looks so cute and nice.

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  7. comelnya:)hiasan icing tu sungguh serasi dengan warna kek & carrot kenit tu:)

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  8. Lena, your cupcakes look so cute and so presentable as well.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Kristy

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  9. Lena, the fondant carrot looks so real!! Cute cupcakes!

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  10. Lena, These are awesome! Very pretty and cute! I love the little carrots on top :)

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  11. Wow ... nice clicks ... yummy cupcakes.

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  12. Wow...I just love these. This must be the most beautiful carrot cake I have seen. Love the cheese icing. My gosh.....I think I will lick off all the icing from the cupcakes...haha. Thanks very much for dropping by my blog, Lena. I was amused at your comments :D The days just pass by too fast for me. I will have to get back to blogging more often. You have so much good food on your blog.....drooling! :D Hope you have a lovely Friday and weekend. Mary

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  13. Wow, Lena~ I'm impressed by the cute carrots! You are not only good in cooking, I bet you score your arts, too.

    For a lazy person like me, I would only make the cupcakes without frosting - not so tempting then :p

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  14. Carrots, eh? These must be the healthiest cupcakes ever, then! :D

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  15. Wow, these cupcakes are so lovely!The carrot looks so pretty!

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  16. what lovely cupcakes! are those real parsley leaves?
    i might give this recipe a try one day, still looking for THE one!

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  17. Your cupcakes are so cute and pretty! Better than the bakeries! Love your carrot with the leaves, are they the leaves from the celery? Makes me want to reach out and grab one! :)

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  18. actually i planning to do this carrot cake into cupcake too, you are faster than me, hehehe..Love your cute carrot fondant.

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  19. Love the little carrots on top! Completes the look! :)

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  20. hi, you are all so kind always!! some of you asked about the leaves, it's just coriander leaves that i have in my kitchen, just snip them with stem still attached and poke into the carrot.

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  21. My dear Lena, I am so glad you tried this recipe. Your carrot cup cakes look stunning with the fondant carrots. You never stop to amaze me! Like Sonia, I thought of doing carrot cupcake for my entry too. I am SO HAPPY to hear that you agree that this recipe is AWESOME! Good things must be shared!

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  22. Beautiful carrots... sorry but they really stole my attention from the cakes themselves.
    I love the fresh touch of coriander leaves, lovely.

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  23. These are so lovely, the little carrots look so real :) Very nicely done, great job!

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  24. wow, those fondant carrots look really good, the cupcakes sounds delicious too! must give it a try one day:)

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  25. Lena, these are almost too pretty to eat! Love the little cute carrot toppings!

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  26. Hi Lena, this is one the most beautiful cupcakes I've ever seen, too good to eat too, ha ha. I love the tiny carrots....
    Holy Smoke! You sure have very deft hands, looks so delicate.
    Wishing you good luck, and may the Force be with you entering the 'challenge'.....
    I'm confident you'll win, hands down, no problems.
    Lee.

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  27. at first glance, i thought the carrots were real.. till I read it's made of fondant... it's lovely! and i like the swirls on the cupcakes :)

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  28. nice work! definitely a recipe worth trying after the endorsements from you and veronica!

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  29. WOw, awesome clicks Lena. Very pretty cupcakes.

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  30. WOW they look fantastic and I bet they taste it as well. Diane

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  31. Nice..love your little carrots..so cute. I especially like recipes that use vegetable oil or whipping cream as it makes the cake softer and extremely moist. Great bake!

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  32. So pretty! I like those decorative carrots..

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  33. i can just imagine how incredibly moist these cupcakes are. and cute carrots too!

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  34. Those are by far the most adorable Carrot Cupcakes I have ever seen, EVER!!! How creative of you to take it just one more step to make the fondant carrots. So cute! I bet they tasted dee...li...cious!!!

    I must send this link to my daughter who is an aspiring cupcake baker!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Lena...I must go visit Sonia and Veronica now...

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  35. hi lena, this is so meticulously done- so neat and cool
    thanks for the rhyming culinary art,come over, read my reply...cheers

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  36. these look beautiful! i love carrot cake. i can totally easily veganize this too :). have a great sunday lena!

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  37. lena this is a stunning cupcake! I wish I could bake as well as you do. Or maybe I should just come over for a cuppa tea and cuppa cakes! :)

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  38. How cute these cupcakes look! and like i mentioned before- so much healthier for us hey.. any excuse to have cake especially if there is fruit and vege involved!

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  39. Hi Lena, wow your cuppies so cute. I like the mini carrot. Lovely presentation too.

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  40. The "carrot" on top definitely marks the carrot cupcake!

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  41. Your carrot really looks so cute on these cuppies.

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  42. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesNovember 7, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    The fondant carrot look so real!

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  43. my friend you have outdone yourself this time around. Those cupcakes look out of this world amazing. I love the little carrot topping, you are awesome

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  44. Lena, these are the cutest cupcakes I've seen...love how you decorated them, so delicate!
    Beautiful pictures!

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  45. Delicious cupcakes! They were just the exact taste of carrot cake i was looking for and yet still without all the fat. I did add more nutmeg, cinnamon, and more shredded carrots for the stronger flavor and it came out great just the way I like it. I did the frosting without the lemon zest, substituting some of the confectioners sugar with Splenda and it was still delicious.

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