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Sunday, March 27, 2011

today I made

Damn-good-but-so-not-on-my-health-kick-so-I-better-deliver-them-fast-carrot-cake-cupcakes.



As you know I am on a health kick, and you may also know that, despite the carrots, carrot cake is so not healthy.

But... baking can say love.

I wanted to show some love.

So I baked. 

Cupcakes.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes.

With Cream Cheese Frosting.

I should so not be eating cupcakes.

But look at them...



I made two dozen to drop off for our friends birthday.

Then I made a few mini cupcakes with the extra batter.

I decided that I needed to try one. I had to make sure they were good right? I didn't want to drop of two dozen bad cupcakes.

The mini cupcake probably packed 200 calories but it was worth it.

I promptly packed them up and we were off to deliver them.

I have a few hundred calories a day that I am letting myself have for treats or cocktails, I used them all up with one little cupcake, it was yummy.

No running, just baking.

This is not good.

But I showed some love.

Share the love,

elena

23 comments:

  1. I love your blog! and your beautiful kids! oh ya and these yummy looking cupcakes.

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  2. it was my birthday last week and i didn't get any carrot cupcakes...

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  3. What kind do you like the most Kim? I know you are happy to keep your birthday going all month long. And eou know I love any excuse to bake, as long as I can drop them ALL off at your house.

    e

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  4. OMG cupcakes are my WEAKNESS! They look amazing...how did you stop at one? I would have needed to double the batch and eaten half myself, haha!

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  5. Oh Carrot Cake in cupcake form.....this would be a disaster if I was left alone with them. They looked delicious.....yyuummmmm.
    I love carrot cake....Im not a big cake eater but carrot cake I will always make an exeption for!!!

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  6. Please share your frosting recipe! Looks absolutely delicious!

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  7. Carrot cupcakes sounds healthy.
    you should also share your recipes!
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  8. I want one! Just one....ok maybe all of them : )

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  9. Carrot cake- my favorite. These look so delicious!

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  10. I used the recipe from Smitten Kitchen for the cupcakes, it was good and light. Next time I will add a touch more nutmeg and cinnamon and a little less ginger.

    http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/12/carrot-cake-with-maple-cream-cheese-frosting/

    I made the frosting by beating the following together:

    2 packs cream cheese
    2 Sticks butter
    2 cups powdered sugar
    2 TSP vanilla, maybe more I did not measure, just taste and see if it needs more.

    Enjoy,

    elena

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  11. Oh my goodness, those cupcakes look delish! I am going to have to make them!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I can't wait to read more of yours!

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  12. How did you make the frosting look so pretty? I have always wanted to make beautiful cupcakes. I think the kids at Mustard Seed must secretly wish I'd just buy them treats for their holiday parties :) And if they saw my caramel apples this year they would be most grateful I bailed on the homemade versions and bought the caramel apples & just made brownies.

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  13. Hi! I'm a new follower from the hops! Come visit me over at my blog www.kortneyskrazylife.com! Have a great week and hope to see you soon!
    ~Kortney

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  14. Meg, it is so easy. You just put the frosting into a large zip lock bag and cut the tip of a corner off and then pipe it in a circle.

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  15. OK, how fantastic are these? And I actually NEED a good carrot cake cupcake recipe for my daughter's Peter Rabbit Picnic!

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  16. They look soooo good! YUM!
    I am following you from the hop...please stop by and say hi Areyouamom.com
    Thanks,
    Maureen

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  17. YUM! I should make these, Garth would LOVE them!

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  18. Elena,
    I have been on the cupcake kick lately...but I've given them away to the neighbors. Cream Cheese frosting is my weakness...spoonful after spoonful. XO
    Yours look so pretty!

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  19. Oh goodness, you showed love indeed! Healthy or not, these are fabulous.

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  20. The photos alone made me gain a pound or two! These look delish.

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  21. Who says carrot cupcakes aren't healthy ;) ;)

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