Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Classic Carrot Cake… lightly spiced, perfectly moist, topped with homemade cream cheese frosting, transformed into cupcakes and topped with a Loveless Cafe Spiced Pecan. A dream come true!
Servings: 32 cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in vanilla.
- Add sifted flour mixture in batches, blending well. Scrape sides of bowl at least two times.
- Turn mixer to low speed and slowly add carrots, pecans, and craisins. Blend until incorporated well.
- Scoop into prepared cupcake liners, each about three-quarters full.
- Place in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- On medium speed, mix cream cheese and butter together until soft and smooth. Scrape sides of bowl to be sure all ingredients are incorporated well.
- On low speed, slowly add sifted confectioners sugar in batches, scraping sides of bowl.
- Add vanilla and beat until frosting is light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Garnish with a Loveless Cafe Spiced Pecan.
Baking tip: Do not use reduced fat or non-fat cream cheese.