Parsley & Dill

by Jacqueline Madison

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

          For those of you who know a little about me, I’ve been living in Australia for the past two and a half years. Carrot cake, among many other things, is something I miss so much from home. I’m not saying its non-existent here, but the flavor combination of the almost savory mixed with the sharp sweetness confuses the aussie taste palate (so im told), which makes it hard to come by. During a Thanksgiving abroad celebration I introduced pumpkin pie and candied sweet potatoes, more vegetables made sweet basically, and I received the nod of approval but the look of “oh my god, what is this?!” So… with the weather here feeling like fall weather back home, I made carrot cake cupcakes. The aroma of cinnamon and ginger filling the house was wonderful. I kept walking around the house breathing in as deep as I could to really enjoy the moment of feeling at home. Hope you enojy…

Carrot Cake Cupcakes


Oil 12 oz

Sugar 15 oz

Cinnamon 2.5 tbsp

Ginger 1 tbsp

Salt 1 tsp

Baking soda 1.5 tsp

Baking Powder 2 tsp

Flour 1 lb 2 oz

Eggs 3 large

Buttermilk 3 oz

Carrots 1 lb (about 4-5 large carrots grated using a food processor)

Walnuts 1 cup (You can substitute/add pecans and raisins.)

1. Preheat oven to 325 F

2. In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment add the oil and the sugar and mix to combine.

3. Add all the dry ingredients: cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour. Mix together.

4. While the mixer is on the first setting add the eggs and buttermilk alternating.

5. Finish by adding the grated carrots and walnuts.

6. Fill each cupcake 3/4 full and bake roughly 30 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting


Unsalted Butter 150g

Full Cream, Cream Cheese 250g

Powdered Sugar 4 cups

1. In a mixer with a paddle attachment add the butter and cream cheese and whip until white and fluffy.

2. On the first setting add the powdered sugar. Once combined move to the 2nd setting and whip until soft and creamy.


5 comments on “Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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  2. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker
    August 26, 2011

    Just beautiful, i too am such a carrot cake fan – theres nothing quite like it is there 🙂 such a lovely recipe, gotta have nuts n raisins in my carrot cake for sure!

  3. Emma White
    August 27, 2011

    Look absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try out the recipe! Hope mine look just like yours!

  4. Tres Delicious
    August 28, 2011

    Looks so delish. It’s simply adorable.

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