Mar 27, 2012

Easter Egg Carrot Cupcakes

Easter marks the end of Lent(a forty-day period of fasting and prayer which begins on Ash Wednesday) that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ (three days after his death by crucifixion). It is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year. Easter customs vary across the world but one of the oldest & common tradition is to use painted chicken eggs and hide the brightly colored eggs for children to find on Easter morning! But the modern practice is to substitute chocolate/plastic eggs filled with confectioneries. The egg is used as a symbol of the start of new life (just like a new life emerging from an egg when the chick hatches out). So, i thought of baking a carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting, decorated with coloured coconut flakes & egg shaped candies. This is a common type of decoration but still i wanted to give it a try once :) Isn't that really cute? I used to have shop bought carrot cakes but this was my first trial & i totally loved the homemade taste! Hope you'll also love these :)
And now, I am taking this opportunity to thank all those who entered the giveaway. The winners were chosen through Random.org. The lucky winners of the 'The New Green Smoothie Diet' eBook are:
Congrats all three of you! Hope you will love this eBook. Please mail to yummydelights@hotmail.com with subject as ''Winner of Giveaway'' so that i can mail the eBook to you :) Hope you'll love reading & experimenting the lovely recipes in it! Now coming onto the cupcake recipe:

Ingredients for the cupcake
  • 1 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup grated Carrots
  • 1 cup chopped Walnuts 
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F and fill the cupcake molds with paper cups.
  2. Whisk sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla essence in a cake mixer. 
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Mix with the above batter.
  4. Add sugar and salt. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Stir in carrots, coconut flakes and walnuts.
  6. Fill 12 cupcake liners 3/4th full and bake for 20 to 25 min.
Ingredients for the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
Directions
  1. Whisk cream cheese, butter & vanilla in a mixer.
  2. Then add sugar & blend until smooth.
  3. Spread frosting on the cupcake.
Ingredients for the Decoration
  • Coconut flakes
  • Food colours
  • Egg shaped candies
Directions 
Mix the food colours with the coconut flakes & spread on top of the frosted cupcakes with the egg shaped candies. Sit back & enjoy the pretty & delicious cake :) Wishing you all a Happy Easter in advance!









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43 comments:

Suja Manoj said...

Beautiful and perfectly made cup cakes..lovely

DivyaGCP said...

Cute cupcakes.Beautifully decorated.. Perfect for easter..

Reshmi said...

my eyes popped out when I saw my name there.. thanks teena.. will mail you... and lovely cupcakes there..
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Julie said...

Lovely delicious cupcakes..yummy n Perfect for Easter,Happy Easter in Advance !!
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faseela said...

wow....gorgeous luking cup cakes teena....amazingly done....

Congrats to the winners...

faseela said...

thnx 4 accepting my request n removing the word verification dear....thnx a lot..

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, they look so yum n lovely..Advance Easter wishes :)

Patsy said...

My hubby loves carrot cake! I am going to make these for his Easter basket! :) Patsy

Hema said...

Happy Easter Teena, the cupcakes look delicious, nicely decorated, thanks dear for the giveaway, I am delighted and have mailed you..

Kanan said...

this cupcakes are so pretty. kids will absolutely love this

Lavanya said...

Lovely recipe. Thanks for dropping at my space. Glad to follow u :)
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PrathibhaSreejith said...

Aww, now tat was a sweet surprise Teena :-) Thanks a lot for including me in the winners list, mailing you right away.
Easter Egg Cupcakes looks awesom, lovely pics :-)

Resh said...

lovely cuppies ;)

Sadaf Afshan said...

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is one of my favorites. The Easter theme fits perfectly.

simple baking said...

I love carrot cake. Your cupcakes look super cute with those candy eggs :).
Totally going to follow you from now on :)

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Perfectly done!
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priya said...

Gorgeous presentation, dear...looks so tempting!

Stefania B. said...

this cupcakes look fabulous!

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purabi naha said...

Absolutely awesome recipe. I have never tried this but now tempted to do so!http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

gobakeyourself said...

These are too beautiful and cute! What a gorgeous way to celebrate Easter :D

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Farah said...

awww...they look so cute teena! good job!

Katerina said...

Easter is coming really fast. These cupcakes look so delicious and cute!

Biny Anoop said...

wow perfect for easter...i will try this out

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Wow! These carrot cupcakes look so cute & delicious. I really like the idea of coconuts flakes topping . A wonderful Easter treat! :)

Sravs said...

cute cupcakes !! loved them !!

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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

how cute! love it

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

wow cute and perfectly done cake

Hima Raj said...

This luks lovely, eye catching pic :)

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cookingvarieties said...

Hi Teena, thank you for being my follower. lovely carrot cupcakes. nice to look at.
will be your follower too.
would love a comment from you too. do come again.

Rosh said...

Simple amazing...love the decorations!

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Shobha said...

Awesome cup cakes..so colourful.
Loved the presentation.

easyfoodsmith said...

Lovely looking cup cakes and very delish flavours. The presentation is very impressive :)

Viya said...

The cupcakes looks os yum,perfect for Easter :0 lovely clicks and so colorful

Eftychia said...

I was thinking of doing something similar for Easter. Your recipe looks very tasty. I like the coconut flakes addition to the ingredients.

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Jaleela said...

cupcake looks very delicious

Sona - Quick Picks said...

very cute, Teena.

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PAPS said...

Oh those cupcakes are so so cute.
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Vicki Bensinger said...

These cupcakes are adorable and look at how many other great cupcakes you've made. You've got the talent for it that's for sure.

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