One of the most delicious recipes our sims have available is carrot cake cupcakes. With the Easter holiday coming up in a few days, what better time to make this delicious treat?
I found this version at HoosierHomemade.com which uses Truvia Baking blend to keep the calories down. So, hop to it, foodies. Bake up these yummy cupcakes, and have a sweet Easter.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup Truvia Baking Blend
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup canola oil
- ½ cup buttermilk (See Note below)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups finely shredded carrots
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- ¾ cup raisins
No buttermilk? No problem. Add 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1/2 cup of milk. Let set for five minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, Truvia Baking Blend, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk ingredients together. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, then mix in oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and carrots. Add carrot mixture to flour mixture. Stir to combine. Fold in walnuts and raisins.
Pour batter into lined cupcake pan and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before icing.
Use traditional cream cheese frosting or try this quick alternative: Combine 1 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip with 1 8-ounce container of Marshmallow Fluff.
For Easter fun, add Reese’s Pieces in the shape of a carrot. The carrot top is made by flattening a green gumdrop and cutting off small pieces with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors.