Easter Carrot Cupcakes
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • 1C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ C shredded carrots
  • ¼ C chopped pecans
  • Frosting:
  • Ingredients
  • 1 box, 8 oz, cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • 1 bag of orange candy melts
  • 1 bag of green candy melts
  • 2 disposable piping bags
  • 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
  • 1 small carrot cookie cutter
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  4. In a standing mixer, beat cake mix butter, milk, vanilla and eggs on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Mix in the shredded carrots and chopped pecans
  6. Pour cupcake batter into cupcake liners, filling each about ¾ full.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Frosting:
  10. Cream together the cream cheese and the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  11. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  12. Then add in the vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream.
  13. Continue to mix until stiff peaks form
  14. Scoop into your piping bag fitted with a star tip
  15. Frost your cupcakes and set aside
  16. Take your cookie cutter and trace the shape of the carrot onto the parchment paper on the cookie sheet.
  17. Using a double boiler, melt your orange candy melts
  18. Once melted, scoop into a disposable bag and set aside
  19. Wash out your double boiler and dry throughly before melting your green candy melt
  20. Once melted, scoop into the disposable piping bag
  21. Cut the tip off your green piping bag and pipe a zigzag going up and down for the carrot stem
  22. Cut the tip off the orange piping bag and drizzle the lines descending on your carrot going from the top to the bottom.
  23. Place into the freezer for 10 minutes so that the candy can harden.
  24. Once hard, carefully peel off and place onto the frosting
  25. Enjoy!
Recipe by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons at https://KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com/easter-carrot-cupcakes/