November 03, 2017
Desserts, Cupcakes, Dairy,
Cheese, Vegetables, Carrot, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kid Pleaser, Quick Meals, Baby Shower, Brunch, Entertaining, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Potluck, Oven Bake, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Cream Cheese, Kosher Dairy more
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place fluted paper liners in 18 muffin cups.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
In bowl of your electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs until frothy.
Gradually add the sugar and beat until the batter is thick and light colored.
Add the oil in a steady stream and then beat in the vanilla extract.
Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.
With a large rubber spatula fold in the grated carrots and chopped nuts.
Evenly divide the batter between the 18 muffin cups and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Beat the butter and cream cheese until very smooth with no lumps.
Gradually beat in the icing until fully incorporated and smooth.
Beat in the vanilla extract.
With a knife or small metal spatula spread cream cheese frosting on top of each cupcake.
Place the sweetened coconut in a plastic bag along with a few drops of green food coloring.
Shake the bag until all the coconut has been colored with the dye.
Garnish with the green colored coconut and a foil covered chocolate egg.
For the basket handles, place the ends of colored pipe cleaners into the sides of the cupcakes.
Cover and refrigerate the cupcakes until serving time.
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