Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Carrot Cupcake with Passion Fruit Glazing

I usually do not ice or glaze my cupcakes (healthier on the waistline) but since I had lots of passionfruits from my plant, I decided to do a thin glazing on these muffin size carrot cakes. These are adapted from my previous mini carrot cake but have reduced the sugar to compensate for the additional glazing.

As we do not eat the whole batch of cakes at one sitting, this individual mini size cakes are more convenient to freeze and defrost for future tea breaks.

Makes 12 cupcakes

160 gm sugar
½ cup oil
2 eggs
1½ cup grated carrot
125 gm flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1¼ cup icing sugar
2 passion fruit

1. Beat sugar, oil and eggs until well mixed.
2. Fold in all the other ingredients.
3. Pour into paper cases or directly into muffin tins.
4. Place a few walnut pieces on top of the batter.

5. Bake at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

6. Remove from pan and leave cupcakes to cool before icing.
7. Mix passion fruit with icing sugar until well blended. The icing will be runny.
8. Drizzle or spoon icing over the cupcakes.

Note : I like to add walnuts as it has a lot of nutritional value. After baking the walnuts have a nice crunch.


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