I love carrot cake! What I love more than carrot cake is carrot muffins! They are more easier to make and in my opinion they taste and look better! This was my first time I make those muffins, they attracted my artistic eye so bad that I had to paint them! Check the sketches at the bottom of the post.
- 12 muffins approximately
- 1 egg
- 150 gr sugar
- 2 Tbsp honey
- ¼ tea cup of orange juice/grapefruit works too
- ¼ tea cup oil
- ½ grated orange/grapefruit zest
- 2 full tea cups of grated carrots
- 1 tea cup flower
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla aroma
- 1 tea cup full of grated walnuts
- ½ tsp Cinnamon and Ginger powder
- 2-3 Tbsp Coconut flakes
- 1 packet (200gr) of natural cream cheese (Filadelfia or the cheeper one work fine as well)
- 125 gr Mascarpone
- 5 Tbsp powder sugar
- 1 tsp grated orange zest
Start with mixing all the “moist” ingredients: eggs,oil , the orange/grapefruit juice. Then add the sugar and the honey. Whisk them good but without using an electric mixer .
Add the carrots and the zest. Mix all the ingredients well and add the “dry” ones last: flower, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla aroma, spices, walnuts, coconut.
Set the oven to 180ºC and bake 25-30 min. Leave the muffins to cool down.Meanwhile you can start preparing the cream. Just mix all the cream ingredients in a ball using an electric mixer. You can use whatever decoration you have and want.
As I said I love carrot cake so I got really inspired and tried eating and painting at the same time. The result was : lots of colors and muffin decoration everywhere :D
But it was a fun experience. Stay tuned for my next cooking-painting experience. I take also requests!
P.S Pastries only! :-)
Written by Simona from ColorfulSimone.etsy.com