Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Carrot zucchini cupcakes

carrot zucchini cupcakes
Carrot zucchini cupcakes

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar 
1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
2 eggs
1 cup shredded carrot (1 large)
1 cup shredded zucchini (1 small)
1/3 cup milk


Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  In another bowl whisk the sugar, butter and eggs separately.  Add the shredded carrot and zucchini to the egg mixture with a spatula and beat until it is mixed. Stir in the flour mixture and milk alternately in three additions beating until smooth.


Scoop the batter into a prepared muffin pan and bake in a 350F oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and tops of the cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely on a rack.
For a variation we can add 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut to the batter.


This recipe is from the book 150 Best cupcake recipes by Julie Hasson.  Cupcake fans will really like this book.  There are lots of recipes to choose from depending on our preference and mood. The content of the book is separated into introduction, chocolate, fruit, nuts, adults only, kids, with spices, new twist, vegan and frostings. The sources and the index are very helpful.

The author explains the basic tips and techniques on how we can decorate, the tools and equipment, types of ingredients and the differences between different chocolate, coffee, diary etc.  This is good for people who are learning to decorate and novice bakers; it may also refresh the knowledge of advanced bakers.


The recipe is excerpted from 150 Best Cupcake Recipes by Julie Hasson © 2012 Robert Rose Inc.www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. All rights reserved on photographs and opinion of the written content Torviewtoronto © 2012 unless mentioned. Please Ask First

40 comments:

  1. Nice Cakes!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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  2. soft and spongy flavorful cakes.

    Today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/09/cholar-daler-bora-bengal-gram-fritters.html

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  3. It's a nice combo and love to taste few..

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  4. It's a nice combo and love to taste few..

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  5. I love healthy cupcakes especially because I feel good about feeding them to kids in the busy morning! :D

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  6. THAT is just delicious... I am going to make some this weekend... and I don't even like baking so that says a lot!

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  7. wow sounds gr8...wish i cud see the cut layers of the cpcake..gr8 colours

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  8. Que ricos unos cocales de zanahoria, me gustan, besos
    SOFIA
    Milideas

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  9. Geat way to sneak that veg to the kids

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  10. Such an incredible cupcakes,looks fantastic.

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  11. tht's looks so tempting ...yum

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  12. Carrot and zucchini means, these cupcakes are super moist and delicious :)

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  13. I love those muffins, my son is crazy for them!

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  14. Super likes...Join me in Know your Flours-Corn Flour , Fast Food - Pasta event , Know you natural Sweetness - Honey events in my blog

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  15. What a lovely way to use up some fresh garden harvest :)
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  16. Wonderful combination.Looks tempting.

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  17. looks and sounds very tasty ! love the zucchini add on :)

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  18. I've made carrot cake and zucchini bread but never thought to combine the two..great idea and looks yummy!

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  19. This is a great recipe to make children eat their veggies!

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  20. What a lovely recipe. The cupcakes look delicious and would be lovely to serve with tea. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. These look delicious! A great use for zucchini. Perfectly moist...I'll have to try this one.

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  22. I'm definitely making these! Love your recipes and photos!

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  23. Lovely combo...Looks perfect and yummy...

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  24. So nice cupcakes! ! I would like to showcase this recipe on my cupcake recipes & ideas blog if you agree. Best regards

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  25. Great looking muffins! I want to have some for my afternoon tea.

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  26. Salaamu aleikoum machallah how prefect for school lunches or after school snack! thanks for sharing! Henia http://simplicitybythesea.blogspot.com/

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  27. Assalama Akheela,
    Made these today, used partly wholemeal flour, delicious masha-Allah! Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you friends for all the wonderful comments it is a delicious way to have the vegetables.
      Walaikum salaam Sabirah for letting me know that you made and enjoyed these delicious cupcakes maashallah.

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  28. What a great way to sneak in some veggies!!

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