Carrot & Zucchini Cupcakes w/ Spiced Icing

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Alicia .

By
@ahato

Carrot cake is one of my favorites and my mom used to make the best zucchini muffins, so I decided to try to put the two together into a yummy cupcake.

I'm sure simple cream cheese icing would be good on these, but I love this particular cream cheese icing recipe.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
18 cupcakes
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

  • CARROT ZUCCHINI CUPCAKES

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 c
    applesauce (or vegetable oil)
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    shredded carrot
  • 1 c
    shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c
    raisins (depends on your taste)
  • SPICED CREAM CHEESE ICING

  • 2 8oz pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 3 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves

How to Make Carrot & Zucchini Cupcakes w/ Spiced Icing

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and put paper cupcake liners into cupcake pan.

    In a food processor, pulse carrots, zucchini and raisins until they are uniform in size. *This step is optional but I have found that it works better than folding in shreds and whole raisins*
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and baking soda.

    In a separate bowl, beat applesauce, eggs and vanilla.

    Beat the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until it is mixed.

    Add the processed vegetables and beat until well incorporated.
  3. Fill each cupcake liner about 1/2 way or so with batter and bake for 21-25 minutes.

    Allow to cool completely before frosting and refrigerate.
  4. For the frosting, cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla.

    Add the confectioner's sugar in parts and beat well. If needed, add a little more sugar for consistency.

    Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and mix well.

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About Carrot & Zucchini Cupcakes w/ Spiced Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes



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