Thursday, July 31, 2008

Carrot & Raisin Cupcakes


I will be off to Vietnam for a weekend getaway. Meanwhile, just wish to keep this blog of mine a little busy with this recipe which I shared on a newly launched forum of mine. Oh, in fact, not mine but all cake decorators and enthusiasts'.


Carrot & Raisin Cupcakes
Makes 12

Ingredients:
180g all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
180g butter
145g brown sugar
4 eggs
150g carrot, grated
100g raisins, soaked in 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Grated lemon rind from 1 lemon

Decorating suggestion:
Marzipan carrots (see how to make marzipan carrots here)


Method:
1. Prepare solo baking cups or line muffin pan with paper cups. Preheat oven to 170 degC.
2. Sift all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder into a mixing bowl. Set aside.
3. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy on high speed. Reduce speed and beat in eggs one at a time, making sure it is incorporated before the next addition.
4. Add in grated carrot, raisins, lemon rind and sifter dry ingredients. Fold using just a wooden spoon carefully to not overmix the batter.
5. Fill prepared baking cups with mixture. This recipe doesn't raise much so you will need to fill to approx. 85% full if you need the cupcakes to reach the brim for decorating purpose.
6. Bake in preheat oven for 30 minutes until golden brown and skewer inserted into the centre of cupcake comes out clean.
7. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
8. For decorating idea, please refer here.

7 comments:

Ms. _______ 2 be ! said...

Cute carrot ontop!

Lily Anette said...

The Marzipan carrot looks so Perfect! Very nice. Really admire your decorating skills!

SweetBites said...

Wow! what a great site for baking enthusiast like me. I love carrot cakes and your recipe looks delish. Have to try it. Thanks

Rei said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love carrot cakes. Btw, how may I reach you via email?

Tastes of Home said...

this is sooo cute! you are so talented!

HK Choo said...

Thanks for sharing this quick recipe, Jo!
I shared it in my blog with due credit to you, hope it's ok with you.
http://jottingsoflife.blogspot.com/2008/09/recipe-carrot-raisin-walnut-cupcakes.html

chumpman said...

I want to be the gluttonous rabbit and eat them all in a minute ! Very lovely carrot on top.