venerdì 13 marzo 2015

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

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If sweets are not a bit special I do not like them, that's why I decided to make these Carrot Cupcakes with cream cheese  :) I 've started with a recipe with pumpkin and then I've changed almost everything... but the result has been amazing! Everyone loved it, even my brother that if there's no chocolate in a dessert, he doesn't eat it in principle! I consider it a great success. Moreover, as you will see from the ingredients, I'vetried to make a treat as healthy as possible, nevertheless they are delicious !!!

250 gr. Carrots
100 gr. Cornstarch
100 gr. Wholemeal Flour
100 gr. Almond Flour
100 gr. Brown Sugar
100 ml. Milk
50 gr. honey
50 ml. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Egg
Orange Zest
Vanilla Flavor
8 gr. Baking Powder
Half a teaspoon of Baking Soda
a Pinch of Salt

Cinnamon Icing

200 gr Philadelphia (even light is fine)
Powdered Sugar q.s.
Cinnamon q.s.

  • Chop the peeled carrots in a mixer. If you do not have it, grate them.
  • Mix with the whisk the egg, the sugar and the honey.
  • When the mixture is smooth, add the chopped carrots and mix.
  • In another bowl, mix the cornstarch, the almond flour, the whole wheat flour, the baking powder and the baking soda.
  • Now add the mixture with the egg to the one with flour, mix with the whisk and add the milk and the oil.
  • Now add the vanilla, the orange zest and a pinch of salt and mix with the whisk until it will be well combined.
  • Take a muffin pan (I got 14 cupcakes) and fill the paper cups more or less for two-thirds.
  • Cook in preheated oven at 180 ° for 15-20 minutes. 
  • After they have cooled down, you can garnish with the Cinnamon Icing, mixing the cheese with the powdered sugar and cinnamon. The amount of sugar depends on your taste, then taste and then decide to add sugar or not. The cinnamon completes the taste of these cupcakes in a way that you can't imagine ... So delicious!


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