Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TWD- Carrot {Cake} Muffins

Does anyone really know the difference between a muffin and a cupcakes? My favorite part of either is the frosting so... when I read this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe (Carrot Muffins) I knew I would have to include the cream cheese frosting. I was out of coconut (bleh!) so I added a little oatmeal instead.

With the spices, pecans, Craisins, and frosting- these were the best carrot cupcakes muffins I've ever made. They came out with the perfect rise (flat muffins kind of bother me!) and took only a couple minutes to whip together. Don't forget to use paper liners to remove the muffins easily and to set the muffin tin on top of a cookie sheet to keep bottoms from burning (no one likes that!) You could easily sub in half whole wheat flour and no one would be the wiser- then you might not feel as guilty topping your muffins with cream cheese frosting! See the recipe at Nancy's awesome blog here or buy the book on Amazon.

14 comments:

Cakelaw said...

They look so cute with the frosting and wlanut on top!

Cindy said...

I was going to frost mine but they got eaten too quickly. Company couldn't resist, neither could I. They look beautiful frosted. I must make another batch soon!

Nicola said...

You've made them look so pretty! Delicious.

Flourchild said...

Wow they look so pretty and SO yummy! I wanted to frost mine too and plan to when I make them again!

Jessica said...

You win the prize for most elegant-looking muffins! Mmm, cream cheese frosting...delicious.

Nicole said...

Those look great with frosting! They were good plain, too.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh, frosting! it makes a muffin so much more appealing!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Love the photo - I could go for one right now! :)

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I'm going to hazard a guess that the frosting puts these over the line to cupcake territory, but either way they look amazing the way you've finished them. And I know they tasted great as well! Thanks for baking with me this week.

Leslie said...

These are adorable! I love all of the flavors here -- they remind me of Autumn! I want to try these out for myself, yummy!

TeaLady said...

I came THIS close to frosting....

Just a little on top with the pecan = Perfect!!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

These are adorable - so pretty and sweet - delicious
Mary

Tracey said...

This is exactly what I wanted to do with my muffins too Anne! I just knew if I did I wouldn't have the willpower I needed to keep them in the house :) They look gorgeous!

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