Luscious Carrot Mini-Cupcakes Recipe


| 7/31/2015 12:48:00 PM


These mini-cupcakes are on the larger side and perfect for an impressive dessert. But because they are so versatile, they can also be served for breakfast or brunch, in which case you’ll probably want to forgo the frosting and garnish.

carrot cupcakes

Luscious Little Carrot Cakes

Makes 24 mini-cupcakes

Ingredients

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting:
• 12 ounces vegan cream cheese, at room temperature
• 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more as needed
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Carrot Garnish:
• 1/3 cup peeled and grated carrot
• 1 teaspoon brown sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon



Cupcakes:
• 2-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
• 1 cup peeled and grated carrots
• 3/4 cup raisins
• 1 cup plain or vanilla nondairy milk
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract