I know some of you think I’m like a demented Martha Stewart and I do everything from scratch and that includes churn my own butter. But truthfully, often I do it semi-homemade. And it tastes just fine.
What you were looking at are my cheaters carrot cake cupcakes. I call them cheaters because I start with a box cake mix.
I take a French vanilla cake mix, and I add four eggs, One cup of milk instead of the one cup of water called for on the package, one stick or 1/2 cup of butter melted and cooled slightly instead of vegetable oil.
To that I add 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons of cardamom, 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, and 4 finally grated medium-sized carrots.
I add the dry cake mix and beat the better according to the package directions. Today I used a Betty Crocker super moist French vanilla mix.
I cook the cupcakes according to package directions which is 350° for 17 to 20 minutes and you have to keep an eye on it. Once they are cool, I frost them with store-bought cream cheese frosting. I mixed my manufacturers and used Pillsberry frosting today.
I love making cupcakes I think they are fun and you can go on Amazon and through Wilton bakeware you can get all sorts of cute cupcake liners. And I use aluminum cupcake pans – they were my grandmother’s actually. I do not like a lot of dark metal non stick bakeware. I don’t like the way things cook in the nonstick.
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