Carrot and Apple Spice Cupcakes

1
Tiffany Whittaker

By
@Tiffanyann0725

Recipe obtained from Monica (lick the bowl good)

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

1/4 c
4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
packed light brown sugar
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
2 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
3/4 c
carrot and apple puree (plum organics baby food)

BROWN SUGAR AND SPICE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1/4 c
4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
6 oz
cream cheese, room temp
1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg

How to Make Carrot and Apple Spice Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners and set aside.
  • 2In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars til fluffy and pale in color. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix until the spices are fully incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, until well blended then add the maple syrup and vanilla and mix.
  • 3Gently add the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined but avoid overmixing the batter. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula then add the pureed carrot and apple mixture. Stir until combined.
  • 4Divide batter into 12 cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 full.
    Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting with Brown-Sugar and Spice Cream Cheese Frosting.
  • 5To make cream cheese frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy and smooth. Add the brown sugar and spices and beat on medium-high speed until fluffy. Use immediately. Makes 12 cupcakes

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About Carrot and Apple Spice Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #apple, #Carrot, #Cupcakes