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Friday, January 15, 2010

Semi-Homemade Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix, Yellow, 18.25-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)There I was early last Sunday morning without any cookies or cake anywhere in sight, but I had PROMISED to bring something sweet to the stables. What to do? I thought I had a serious dilemma, because it would take me way too long to get cupcakes ready from scratch and I didn't have all the ingredients to make them either. So I went into my pantry and found a box of basic yellow cake.

Then and there I decided to just use that box and just give it my own little twist. You'll be surprised on how you can transform a box cake into something nobody would think of as coming out of a store bought cake mix. Delicious and easy.

Here's what I did. Just get the ingredients you need according to the box, instead of water use milk, that makes it a bit richer. Set everything to the side and don't start mixing stuff yet.

Get 3 or 4 medium size carrots (depending on how much carrot you like) and shred them finely with a food processor or by hand with a grater (I use the Zyliss Contour Grater) , mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 3 oz of ground almonds, a cup of chopped milk chocolate (or any other chocolate chips) and set aside.

Now mix the cake ingredients as required on the box, once that's done, mix in the shredded carrot/cinnamon/almonds and chocolate chip mixture so it's evenly distributed into the cake mix.

Spoon mix into 24 cupcakes, or in any cake pan and bake just like mentioned on box according to what kind of baking dish you use.

Once baked, let cool and ice or just serve without icing.

The variations of this Semi-Homemade Cakes are endless....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well.. I just had an opportunity to try one of her cup cakes and I must say it was very tasty. The texture was perfect and I will be ready to have another whenever she brings some in...

-Waiting for another....