Sunday, April 12, 2009

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Easter Dinner Ideas

These were so good!
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Recipe to follow at end of this posting....
Carrot Napkin Holders
Just roll up orange paper and place the green napkins inside
Carrot Cake Cupcakes

makes 12 cupcakes
heat oven to 350


1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. salt

whisk together then add to dry ingredients:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs

fold in:
1 1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup canned crushed/drained pineapple

pour into lined cupcake papers (3/4  full)
bake for  25- 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean


Cream cheese frosting:

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 t. vanilla
4 cups of confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons of milk (use more if needed)

blend together in mixer

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