Soft n Yummy Carrot cup cake/Carrot Cake

Feb 3 is the National Carrot Cake Day.Today only i came to know about this.But luckily i prepared this carrot cup cake on last sunday Feb 2.I simply love this yummy treat



                                                   
                                                      Carrot cup cakes /  Carrot cake

Ingredients

1.All purpose flour/maida - 1.5 cup
2.Powdered sugar - 1.5 cup 
3.Butter/oil - 3/4 cup
4.Eggs - 2
5.Baking powder - 1 Tsp
6.Baking soda - 1/2 Tsp
7.Vanilla extract - 1 Tsp
8.Lemon/orange zest - 1 pinch
9.Grated Carrot - 1 cup


      Method
1.Keep the butter and eggs at room temp for 15 minutes.
2.Measure and sift the flour with baking powder and baking soda.
3.Powder the granulated sugar and mix nicely with sifted baking flour.
4.Microwave the butter in a bowl for 30 sec.Add egg 1 by 1 to the melted butter and beat using a hand mixer  until smooth and  fluffy.Add 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 pinch orange/lemon zest and mix.
5.Carefully add the dry cake ingredients to the egg butter mixture and mix using a wooden spoon or spatula.
6.Add  grated carrot and do a gentle mix.
7.Pre heat the conventional oven to 350 deg F and get ready the cake/muffin pan with butter and flour.
8.Add 3/4 of batter using an ice cream scoop into the muffin/cup cake well.Fill all 12 wells uniformly.
9.Keep the pan in  a pre heated oven for 20 minutes.
10.Take out the muffin pan and allow the cake to cool.
11.Decorate cup cake with Whipping cream and serve with ice cream or any juice or else even with coffee or tea.


Cup cakes after baking

      Whipping Cream/Frosting Cream
1.I used the friendly farm Heavy whipping cream and add 1 Tb sp carrot juice for the light yellow colour for the cream.
2.Follow the instructions in the cover for making the frosting cream.
3.Using a zip lock cover pipe out the cream to the top of the cup cake and keep in fridge for 15 minutes and serve.
Decorated cup cakes...yippee
Tips
1.Lemon/orange zest removes the egg smell and gives good aroma.
2.Decorate the cake only after cooling the cake,other wise the cream will melt down.
3.Cut 1 edge of the zip lock(make a small hole) with scissor and insert the cake decorating nozzle to the hole.Fill the zip lock with whipping cream and create your ideas.
     
Enjoy this delicious yummy cup cake...
I simply love this cup cake with a nice tea

Hope you all try this soft recipe.


See you soon


Kottayam Kitchen


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