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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Carrot Cupcakes with Sour Cream Frosting

We had a cake order to do for tomorrow so I thought I'd make some carrot cupcakes while I was at it...any excuse to bake & take photos I guess.

carrot cupcakes
  • 1¼ cups (220g) brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (185ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cups (225g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking powder)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2½ cups grated carrot (about 5 carrots)
  • ½ cup (60g) chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup (80g) sultanas
sour cream frosting
  • 115g butter, softened
  • 250g icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted
  • 50ml sour cream
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
Place the sugar and oil in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 2–3 minutes.
Add the eggs gradually and beat well.
Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger over the sugar mixture. Add the carrot, walnuts and sultanas and mix until just combined.
Pour into a greased 22cm-round cake tin lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 55–60 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

Cool in tin.
For the sour cream frosting, beat butter and icing sugar in a mixer til smooth, then add sour cream.
Spread on cooled cupcakes.
Makes about 12 cupcakes.

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One Flew Over said...

Cannot wait to try these out!! Delish!

CurlyPops said...

Yummo - I've been looking for a carrot cake recipe because the one that I have requires the carrots to be cooked first (way too difficult).

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

Thanks for the recipe Cathie. They look delicious.

SweetThings said...

They look wonderful! Thanks for sharing

Kimberlee said...

delicious. and the best bit? the cream cheese frosting!!! - fabulous pics as well xx

Sandrine said...

Mmmm, they look so good, thanks for sharing this;)

siddiqa said...

i made these today with my four year old and loved them!! thanks