Wednesday, August 5, 2009

CEimB: Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

This week's CEiMB was chosen by Leanne over at Enjoying my Favorite Things. Oh Leanne, God bless you for picking the Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting. I am a BIG fan of carrot cake and of cream cheese and of lemons. So, I was all about this. I thought that 1/2 tsp of lemon zest just sounded like a cruel tease so I multiplied that by about a kajillion. My dad was over last night and we all dug in when these babies were frosted. My dad said, "I'm with Mae West on this one: Anything worth doing is worth doing in excess." He may have gotten the quote wrong but I couldn't aggree more with the sentiment. The frosting came out very lemony but really not overpowering or too much. Super-extra-special-delicious. And though grating carrots is admittedly not a favorite pastime of mine, this makes a small batch so it's not a ton of work, and other than that the recipe comes together in no time. I will make these again and again and again.

Our camera had a dead battery so my iPhone had to pinch-hit last night. Not a great photo, but at least it is photographic evidence that I made these, so no one can accuse me of lying.



Oh and also, I had no cupcake papers so these guys were just freestyling in the muffin tin. I checked them after 18 minutes and they were done. They probably would have been even better if I'd taken them out a minute or two earlier. Do the papers add to baking time?? Enquiring minds want to know.

7 comments:

Lauryn said...

These cupcakes were great! I am so glad that your family loved them!!! I loved the lemon in the frosting as well!!! YUM!

Anonymous said...

When I make carrot cake, I buy the bagged shredded carrots then put them in the food processor for about 30 seconds. So much easier than grating with a grater!

sara said...

Yeah, these were really good. Glad the family liked them :) I am not sure about the baking times with the papers. I have a silicone muffin pan so I don't have to mess with the paper cups anymore. They seem to bake the same time in the silicone.

applecrumbles said...

A great recipe, wasn't it? Don't you just LOVE anything carrot cake?! Yum.

Pamela said...

They look just like the book with the nuts on top! Great job.

amanda said...

I can see the zest in your frosting and it's making me drool a little! I love a ton of lemon zest in frosting!

Jess said...

Those look delish. Freestylin' in the cupcake tin - that's the way to go.