MiniMes carrot cup cake, mummys pride and joy is baking :)

Can I make something from this book? MiniMe asked. This book is given to every first graders in Norway, a cook book with healthy recipes for the parents and the child.

Today we are making something that sounds healthy but it really is not. Actually MiniMe is baking carrot cup cakes with a little assistance from me, all I had to do was to take pictures and answer if she had any questions.

We did a few other things too, but that will be shown in a different post.

 

This is really a carrot cake recipe and got 20 normal sized cup cakes and modified it a bit.

4 egg

2,5 dl sugar(the recipe said 3 dl)

3 dl sifted flour

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 tps vanilla extract

2 tps baking powder

5 tbsp neutral oil

5 dl shredded carrot

1 grated lemon peel.

(I would add 2 dl of chopped walnuts, but MiniMe does not like walnuts in her cake9

 

Frosting

250 g cream cheese

150 g room-temperature butter

300 g powdered sugar

1 tps vanilla extract or a bit of lemon juice

Set the oven to 180 C.

 

Peel and grate carrots.

Beat eggs and sugar fluffy and almost white, add vanilla extract and fold in sifted flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder, then fold in the carrots and grated lemon peel..

Scoop the mixture into cup cake baking cups and bake the cup cakes in the middle of the oven for about 20 minutes.

Let the cupcakes cool on a wire rack before frosting them.

Make the frosting by beating butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar into a smooth mixture, then add vanilla extract or a bit of lemon juice.

Decorate the cup cakes

She tried to make magnolia bakery swirls with the topping for the first time, not to bad if you ask me:) and she decorated with self made marzipan carrots. Yes, mummy is proud of her 8 year old.