Carrot Cupcakes Recipe with step by step pictures. Soft and moist carrot cupcakes made with oil, flour and grated carrots which is then decorated with cream cheese frosting.
I can never get enough with carrot cakes, i have three varieties of carrot cake already in this blog..Check out the best carrot cake ever recipe, american classic carrot cake and carrot raisin cake..This is a cupcake version of it and it turned out so moist and juicy. I frosted it with a cream cheese frosting
About Carrot Cupcakes
A cupcake is a small cake that serves one person and is baked in a small thin paper or aluminium cup. Frosting and other cake decorations, such as fruit and candy, may be used, as with larger cakes. While cake has been around in some form or another since
ancient times, cupcakes first appeared in America.
The first reference to a cake to be baked in small cups, rather than as a layer cake, is thought to have appeared in Amelia Simmons American Cooker; in 1796. Amelia Simmons is credited with inventing the cupcake. And, as if that wasn't enough for the history books, when she first published her cookbook in 1796, she established herself as the author of what is now considered the first American cookbook.
I made this cupcake for a birthday order and decorated it with a carrot decoration over it. This cupcake is so delicious and moist and loved it so much.
Ingredients for Carrot Cupcakes Recipe
All Purpose Flour / Maida :
Maida requires more oil or butter when baking or cooking because it is lighter and rises faster, which is why bakers prefer maida to atta. All-purpose flour can be used for a variety of tasks, including baking, cooking, coating meats and vegetables, and thickening sauces and gravies. To manufacture all-purpose flour, a blend of
hard wheat (which has more gluten) and soft wheat is crushed together.
Cinnamon Powder :
Ground cinnamon is added to dry mixtures, quick-cooking recipes, and recipes that call for a stronger flavour. Its simple to swap ground cinnamon for cinnamon sticks, but be careful not to overpower the dish.
Carrot fibre can help keep blood sugar levels in check. They're also high in vitamin A and beta-carotene, both of which have been linked to a lower risk of diabetes. They can help to strengthen your bones. Carrots contain calcium and vitamin K, both of which are beneficial to bone health.
Carrot Cupcakes | Carrot Cupcakes Recipe
- 1⅓ cup All Purpose Flour (160 grams)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ½ cup Nuts I used Almonds, Cashews & Pista ( chopped)
- 1½ cup Carrots grated
- ½ cup Pineapple pureed
- ¾ cup Sugar (150 grams)
- 2 Eggs
- ¾ cup Oil (180 ml)
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Take flour, baking soda, cinnamon powder, nuts and carrots in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
- Take oil, sugar, vanilla in a bowl and mix well so the sugar melts.
- Add in pineapple puree and mix well.
- Add in eggs and beat till it is mixed
- Add in the flour carrot mix and fold well.
- Line muffin tray with cupcake cases. use a icecream scoop to fill the cupcake cases.
- Bake this for 25 to 30 mins, insert a toothpick to see whether the cake is done, if the toothpick comes out clean then it is done..
- Remove it from oven, allow it to cool completely,
- Once it is cooled, frost it with cream cheese frosting..
|Take all your ingredients|
|Line muffin tray with cupcake cases|
|Take flour in a bowl|
|add in cinnamon powder|
|add in baking soda|
|add in grated carrots|
|toss well with the flour|
|Take oil in a bowl|
|add in sugar|
|add in some vanilla essence|
|add in pineapple puree|
|add in eggs|
|add in flour and carrot mix|
|time to fill|
|use a scoop to take the batter|
|fill the muffin case|
|time to bake|
|frost the cupcake with cream cheese frosting..LINK|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a muffin and a cupcake?
Cupcakes are lighter and fluffier than muffins. While cupcake batters are soft and smooth, muffin batters are thicker and denser, similar to bread batters.
What were cupcakes originally called?
Cupcakes were once known as "Number Cakes" or "1234 Cakes." This was due to the fact that recipes back then consisted of only 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 4 eggs, 1 cup of milk, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Who first made cupcakes?
The cupcake was invented by Amelia Simmons. And, as if that wasn't enough for the history books, when she first published her cookbook in 1796, she established herself as the author of the first American cookbook.
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