Sugarbird's Sweet Nothings

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April 28th, 2011

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

An invitation to a very last minute Easter Weekend Barbecue set my baking cogs a turning on Saturday. It was weekend so I had the intention to bake something anyway, and having a good reason, and people to actually eat what I was going to make, was just the little kick I needed to get started. In the background of my mind the thoughts had already been processing and contemplating what to do. I was vaguely aware that there were carrots in the fridge which needed using and there was some cream cheese that was crying out to be made into icing. So the decision I had already made was for carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing.

I had attempted these little beauties before, but due to the calamity which was me dropping a whole tray of uncooked cupcakes on the floor (yes, they are like buttered toast, they fall face down. Always) I had never really completed them. So it was the perfect time. I don’t often have full cream cream cheese in the house either, but having used some for something else earlier in the week, the big tub of philly made me think of the glorious combination of carrot cake and cream cheese. They do together like rum and raisin, like cranberry and pistachio, like maple and pecan, like strawberry and lime, like… ok. You get the picture I’m sure. Read the rest of this entry »