These might just be the best carrot cupcakes you've ever had. Is it the applesauce? The nutmeg? The cream cheese frosting? Let us know when you find out!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 1 serving
3 egg s plus 1 egg white
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable or canola oil
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups grated carrot s
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, including juice
2/3 cup crushed pecans (optional)
2/3 cup Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tbsp. milk
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, egg white, sugar, oil, and applesauce.
In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and beat all together.
Add carrots, pineapple, and pecans (optional), and mix again. Spoon into 24 lined muffin cups; filling about 2/3 full.
Place pan on the middle oven rack and bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes and then remove from the pan. Allow cupcakes to cool completely on wire racks before frosting.
In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract.
Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Add milk to desired consistency. (Don’t make it too thin or it will slide off the cupcakes.)
Frost cupcakes with a small spatula or use your favorite pastry tip and bag. Garnish with crushed pecans, if desired.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.