Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Special Carrot Cake

Delicious homemade carrot cupcakes are a great pick me up for any day of the week. My co-workers ate these up in no time.

From AllRecipes.com

2 cups white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one cupcake pan.

Combine the sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, soda, oil. With an electric mixer beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the carrots and the walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 24-30 minutes. Note: this cake can be made in two 9 inch layer cake pans just change the baking time to 40 minutes.

To Make Frosting: With an electric mixer blend the cream cheese and cream. Add the vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Frosting can be spread and a still warm cake. I also topped my cupcake with a sliver of a mini-carrot!


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