Thursday 30 August 2012

Day 6 - Inside Out Carrot Cake Muffins

So continuing my trend for hiding things inside cupcakes today I made some inside out carrot cake muffins. :) These are delicious - not only is the carrot cake recipe really light and cinnamon-y but the icing is baked inside the muffin! It even has less sugar than normal icing so you don't have to feel guilty when you eat way too many. Yum! :)

I found the recipe here - King Arthur Flour

Here's what you'll need:
Cream Cheese filling:
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Carrot Cake batter:
- 2 1/4 cups (9 1/2 ounces) plain flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup grated carrot (about 2 medium carrots)

So first turn on your oven to 200 degrees and pop some muffin cases into your muffin tin. (The recipe makes about 12).

First we'll make the cream cheese filling.
Microwave the cream cheese for about 30 seconds. Then add the granulated sugar and vanilla essence. Stir until smooth and set to one side.

In another bowl mix the dry ingredients together - plain flour, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, baking powder, bicarb of soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and salt. 

Set to one side.

In a third bowl whisk the eggs, water and vegetable oil together until combined.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until combined but no need to beat (unless you like rock hard muffins!)

Add the grated carrot.

Now the fun part! Spoon some of the batter into your muffin cases (about 2 spoonfuls). Then add a spoon of  cream cheese filling on top. And finally put another spoon or two of batter on top of that so the cases are quite full and all your cream cheese filling is hidden!

Then pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes. 

The top of the muffins will feel firm when they're done. And don't worry if your cream cheese escapes a bit, tastes the same either way! :)

Yum! :)

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  1. They look delicious!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Thanks! They were, so delicious I ate way too many... :) Sorry I completely forgot to add your link in the post!! Updated now. Thanks for visiting!

  3. These look really nice. I like the idea of hidden surprises in cupcakes!


    1. Thanks! Me too! :) I'm thinking hidden Rolo cupcakes next? :) Thanks for visiting!

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