Pineapple Filled Carrot Cupcakes

Pineapple Filled Carrot Cupcakes

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Servings

24

Prep

45 min

Cook

20 min

This recipe came from Better Homes and Gardens, I have slightly modified the original version after making it a couple times.

These cupcakes are always a hit. They are well worth the time it takes to make them.

The real key to making these is to ensure that all of your ingredients are room temperature. This just makes them so much easier to mix together

Cupcake

all-purpose flour 2 cups
sugar 2 cups
egg 4
carrots, finely shredded 350 grams (about 6 cups)
vegetable oil 3/4 cup
baking powder 2 tsp
salt 1 tsp
ground cinnamon 1 tsp
baking soda 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract 1 tsp

Cupcake Filling

crushed pineapple (drained well) 1/3 cup
cream cheese 1/2 package (4 oz)
egg yolk 1
sugar 1 Tbsp
vanilla extract 1 tsp
salt dash

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups.
  3. In a large bowl stir together flour, the 2 cups sugar, the baking powder, the 1 teaspoon salt, the 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the baking soda. Set aside.
  4. For filling, in a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese and the 2 tablespoons sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until combined.
  5. Beat in the egg yolk and the dash salt. Fold in the pineapple; set aside.
  6. In another bowl stir together the four eggs, the carrots, oil, and vanilla. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir until combined.
  7. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each prepared muffin cup.
  8. Drop about 1 rounded teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture into each muffin cup.
  9. Spoon the remaining batter over cream cheese mixture in cups.
  10. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  11. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove cupcakes from muffin pan and cool completely on wire racks.
  13. Frost cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Roll the edge of frosting in toasted walnuts. If desired, sprinkle tops with additional cinnamon.

Store in the refrigerator.

Makes 24 (2-1/2- inch) cupcakes.

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

cream cheese 1 1/2 package
unsalted butter 1 stick
powdered sugar 2 cups
vanilla extract 1 tsp

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency. (This frosts tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch layers. Halve the recipe to frost a 13x9x2-inch cake.) Cover and store the frosted cake in the refrigerator.

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