Friday, May 27, 2011

Carrot Cupcakes - by Lisa

 I have been a baking fool this week! One early in the week, and then a recipe a day these last 3 days! Whew! I have to say, these tasty little cupcakes were by far my favorite of this month's choices. It's been awhile since I had carrot cake, and I've always enjoyed it. These cupcakes took it to a whole new level, and I loved the spicy kick that the ginger brought to them. I also made the cream cheese frosting to go on top, but I took a cue from Summer and made just half a batch of the frosting. It seems like that was the perfect amount!

These were really easy to throw together. I got to use the carrots from our local CSA, and the only special ingredients I needed to purchase were the crushed pineapple and orange marmalade.  Like Summer, my batter also yielded 14 cupcakes, so I had two extra little guys to bake off at the end.

I got to share these with friends of ours and they were an instant win! And of course, Caiden's eyes lit up when he saw them lined up on the counter. He got to have one as a special treat, and he loved it! I look forward to making these again!


  1. Could not look more delicious. Love how the frosting was piped on the tops of these beauties.