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How to Prepare Carrot Cupcake (10 Easy Steps)

Do you want to try something new, then you should give carrot cupcakes a try. I love cake, a lot of people do. but have you eaten carrot cupcakes before? you may want to try this cake but you do not know how to prepare it. Do not be afraid, there is absolutely no harm in trying to explore something new.

This carrot cake recipe you are about to use was given to by one of the renowned chefs in Nigeria. He makes the best cakes and breads, especially scented cakes like carrot cakes and unique breads like banana breads. He used the avocado frosting or this carrot cake.

It’s all about exploring. I love to be creative with food, The whole idea of combining different things together to come up with something really nice. It is okay to have a taste of a different kind of cake, it should not always be strawberry, chocolate, or vanilla cakes.

If you do not know how to make cakes and you cannot make this, all you have to do is follow the instructions and the ingredients mentioned and you will be fine.

Carrot Cupcake Ingredients

These are the ingredients for my carrot cupcake; Explore this

  • 150g plain flour
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 125mls sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs

Or you can use these for your carrot cupcake

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 medium carrots
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs

For the avocado frosting you will need:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 5 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Peak Evaporated Milk
  • Salt (optional)

What you should know about the ingredients for a carrot cupcake

  1. Use baby carrots, they are the best for making a carrot cake. Fibroud carrots are tasteless and hard to grate and blend
  2. Brown sugar adds its unique taste to the carrot cake recipe but if you do not have brown sugar, use granulated sugar.
  3. If you do not have cinnamon, you can skip it but make sure that you use brown sugar else this carrot cake will not be tasty.
  4. If you are in Nigeria, use vegetable oil if you do not have sunflower oil.

How to make your carrot cake

For the carrot cake:

  1. Peel, grate the carrots and put in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add the vegetable oil to the grated carrots. Mix.
  4. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add to bowl of carrots.
  5. Pour into a blender and blend till smooth.
  6. While the blender is still running, start adding the dry ingredients bit by bit till everything is well combined.
  7. Pour into muffin cups.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C (350F) for 20 minutes.
  9. The carrot cake is ready when it is no longer rising and a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
  10. Bring it out of the oven and leave to cool down then remove from the muffin cups.

For the frosting

  1. Peel the avocado and cut it into pieces.
  2. Place in a flat plate and mash with a fork.
  3. Mix with a hand mixer till very smooth.
  4. Start adding the icing sugar bit by bit and mix at the same time till you get a thickness you like for your frosting. It should be as thick as custard.
  5. Add 1-2 teaspoons of peal milk and mix with the hand mixer. The Peak Milk gives the avocado frosting a very smooth texture.
  6. When happy, scoop the avocado frosting into a piping bag and pipe onto the top of the cupcakes.

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