Basic Cupcake How-To

Mini Carrot Cupcake w Maple Cream Cheese Frosting & Caramel Popcorn

1.    Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2.      Line standard muffin tins with paper liners.
3.      Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl.
4.      Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy, 3 min.
5.      Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Reduce speed to low.
6.      Mix any remaining wet ingredients in a bowl if needed.
7.      Add dry ingredients in 3 batches, alternate w 2 batches of wet ingred.
8.      Scrape sides of bowl. Divide batter among muffin cups, fill to ⅔ full.
9.      Bake cupcakes until testers inserted into centers come out clean, 20 min.
10.   Let cool in tins on wire racks. Cupcakes will keep, covered, for up to 3 days, unless otherwise noted.
(P.S. adapted from MarthaStewartLiving.com!)

I guess I should warn you right now. This and the next few posts will be about cupcakes. Recently, I finally got my hands on a pastry bag and a few new tips. So stoked to use them!!!

This all started when a friend, Rachella posted a video on my facebook wall for Red Velvet Cupcakes. LOVE red velvet!! What followed was hours of recipes searching and saving. 

Usually, I halve the recipes—simply because I’m just testing the recipe out. I’ve got about 2 dozen cupcake recipes to try (no joke). And I’m antsy for every one of them. Let the baking begin!! :D:D:D:D


  1. hmmmm i'm curious to know how the flavour of the carrot interacts with the maple?

  2. I'll have the post about this cupcake up in a couple of days. The maple was too subtle in the frosting...you can be the judge. I'll make some when you visit! :D

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