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Carrot Cupcakes or Muffins with Blueberry Frosting

by Adina 10/08/2016 9 comments

Carrot Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

Cinnamon spiced carrot cupcakes with a soft and creamy buttercream blueberry frosting.

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One of my best friends ate one of these cupcakes and the only thing she was able to say between two bites was β€œMegageil”, which you could approximately translate as mega awesome, mega sexy, mega attractive or, better, a mixture of all these words together. πŸ™‚

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I never would have used this word to describe the muffins myself, but as soon as I heard it, I thought that they describe these cupcakes better than any other words I could think of. The matching between that robust muffin, deliciously spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and the soft, creamy and sweet blueberry frosting, then the brown-orange manly body of the cake and the feminine pink of the topping, really a match made in heaven, attractive, sexy, luxurious, seductive … all words connected with the word β€œgeil”. Trust me, you don’t want to miss these cupcakes in your life.

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So, as I am still on holiday I will keep it short today as well. Make these cupcakes, they are so geeeeeeil!!!!

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Carrot Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

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Serves: 10

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Ingredients
  • For the muffins:
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz carrots
  • 2 eggs (medium Germany, large US)
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz cane sugar
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz butter
  • 200 g/ 7 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Β½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • a pinch of ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dr Oetker baking powder
  • For the frosting:
  • 60 g/ 2 oz blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ΒΌ teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 300 g/ 10.5 oz soft butter
  • 350 g/ 12.3 oz icing sugar
  • a pinch ground vanilla
  • a few drops of lila/purple/pink food coloring, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Place 10 cupcake liners in the muffin tin.
  2. Grate the carrots finely.
  3. Beat the eggs and the cane sugar together until frothy. Melt the butter, add it to the mixture and mix well. Fold in the grated carrots.
  4. In another bowl mix the flour, spices and baking powder. Fold them in the egg-butter mixture. Divide the mixture in the muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes. Take out and leave to get cold.
  5. To make the blueberry sauce start by setting aside 10 nice blueberries for the decoration. Place the rest in a small pan together with the water, starch and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer shortly on low heat until it thickens slightly. Pass through a sieve and set aside to get cold.
  6. To make the buttercream whisk the butter until very fluffy. Add the sieved icing sugar in two or three batches and beat well. Add the ground vanilla, 2 tablespoons blueberry sauce and the food coloring if you want to obtain a more intensive color. Mix well. If the frosting is too soft, place it in the fridge for a while. You could add more icing sugar to make it stiffer if you wish, but I don't like that option, the frosting is sweet enough as it is.
  7. Place the frosting in a piping bag and decorate the muffins. Add a blueberry on top of each and place in the fridge until ready to serve. Pour some of the blueberry sauce over the cupcakes and serve.

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9 comments

Anca 11/08/2016 - 10:02

They look so delicious. I like carrot cupcakes and the blueberry frosting adds a lovely flavour.

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Monica 11/08/2016 - 18:15

So very pretty…I always smile just seeing cupcakes so thank you for sharing. Hope you enjoy your holiday!

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Nammi 12/08/2016 - 07:39

yummm, looks so cute and pretty :)…. by the way we seem to share the same interest for books, I am currently waiting to get my hands on the newly released harry potter play πŸ™‚ You should try some time to visit maldives, they have started guest house business in certain islands , its not the same luxury as the resorts, although I think in certain times during the year they have great offers in the resorts as well. πŸ™‚ Have a nice weekend

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Adina 28/08/2016 - 12:23

I just finished reading the play, I bought it in England. πŸ™‚ To visit the Maldives one day would be great!

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Chris Scheuer 13/08/2016 - 20:28

They’re also quite beautiful, love the color! Have fun!

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grace 15/08/2016 - 18:46

the swirled frosting is lovely and attractive, but even more than that, i love the flavors! great combo!

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Birthday Gifts Chandigarh 19/08/2016 - 18:21

I love your pictures and the color of the cupcake

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Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop 21/08/2016 - 15:10

These are beautiful! I love the blueberry frosting!

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Beth 22/08/2016 - 10:59

I love carrot cupcakes! I wouldn’t have thought to pair them with blueberry frosting, but the combination looks so beautiful.

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