I loooove carrot cakes! What I love more than carrot cake is carrot muffins! They are easier to make and in my opinion they taste and look better! Here is the recipe I would like to share with you...
Step 1: Ingredients:
for 12 muffins approximately
- 1 egg
- 150 gr sugar
- 2 Tbsp honey
- ¼ tea cup of orange juice/grapefruit works too
- ¼ tea cup oil
- ½ grated orange/grapefruit zest
- 2 full tea cups of grated carrots
- 1 tea cup flower
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla aroma
- 1 tea cup full of grated walnuts
- ½ tsp Cinnamon and Ginger powder
- 2-3 Tbsp Coconut flakes
For the cream:
- 1 packet (200gr) of natural cream cheese (Filadelfia or the cheeper one work fine as well)
- 125 gr Mascarpone
- 5 Tbsp powder sugar
- 1 tsp grated orange zest
Step 2: Mix All Wet Ingredients Together
Mix the eggs,oil, the orange/grapefruit juice and then add the sugar and the honey. Whisk them good but without using an electric mixer .
Step 3: Add the Carrots and the Zest
Mix all the ingredients well and add the dry ones last: flower, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla aroma, spices, walnuts, coconut.
Step 4: Baking Time
Set the oven to 180ºC and bake 25-30 min. Leave the muffins to cool down.
Meanwhile you can start preparing the cream. Just mix all the cream ingredients in a ball using an electric mixer. You can use whatever decoration you want.
Step 5: Eat Them Right Away!
My muffins turned out so yummy and pretty that I wanted to paint them. In one hand I was holding a brush and with the other I was eating a muffin :D
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