Friday, November 26, 2010

Holly Cupcakes!

Hi everyone! Today I'm happy to be joining all of the fun seasonal parties listed below! Tis the season for baking and I made some Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. The decorations are gum drops that I rolled flat with a rolling pin, then just cut with a knife and shaped by hand.
The recipe is straight from the BHG cookbook, my only addition was a handful of raisins.
1/4 of the recipe makes 6 cupcakes, nice if you don't want a full batch!

And just to show you that I really can laugh at my disasters...
Not the look I was aiming for!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a fun weekend:@)

Carrot Cake
2 C AP flour
2 C sugar (I used less)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt (I used less)
1 tsp ground cinnamon (I used more)
3 C finely shred carrot
1 C oil
4 eggs
Optional: raisins and nuts
Grease and lightly flour a 13x9x2 pan ( or two 9" round pans).
Mix all dry, add the rest and mix with an electric mixer until combined.
Bake at 325 degrees approx 50-60 minutes (about 18 minutes for cupcakes).
Cool and frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 3oz brick cream cheese, softened
1/4 C butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 C sifted powdered sugar
With mixer beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla till fluffy. Gradually add the sugar, mix well.

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13 comments:

  1. Very cute...they look delish. Thanks for joining in on my recipe swap. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Even the mistake looks cute. Don't be so hard on yourself. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  3. Your Thanksgiving cupcakes look like the same idea that we did only with sugar cookies. I think they turned out cute! LOVE the holly cakes, especially with the cup and dessert plate.
    Have a great weekend!
    Debbie@lakehouse

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  4. P.S. your header makes me smile.

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  5. The cupcakes are "YUMMY" and I WILL make them and of course WITH the raisins too... I am "LOVING" your dishes!!! They are wonderful...
    Hugs to you, Donna

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  6. I just ♥ ♥ ♥ those dishes!!!! Great job on the holly from gum drops. The candy corn turkey isn't THAT bad, either. LOL It was a good thought & that's what counts, I've been told.

    Hope you T'day was loads of fun!
    Rett

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  7. Well, I like your turkey cupcake, but that Holly cupcake sounds delicious! I love carrot cake w/cream cheese frosting. Can you mail me some? LOL!

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  8. These look yummy. I love carrot cake with cream cheese icing. I think your turkey is adorable.

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  9. Those are cute cupcakes- even the turkey! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  10. Loving your cupcakes and your lovely Christmas milk glass dishes :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  11. Awww, your turkey is cute, even if he is not perfect! Love that you used gum drops that is a terrific idea. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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  12. That cupcake looks yummy, and aren't those dishes it's served on pretty! Happy Belated Pink Saturday!

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  13. Thank you so much for joining my blog party, Cupcake Sunday. I love the holly on top of the cupcake and carrot cupcakes yum!!!. Thanks again.
    xo
    Betty

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