I like frosting more than most of my peers. But at the same time I always felt that frosting is used to cover up dry, bland cake. If a cake is good enough, it should be able to stand alone. For example, brownies. If a brownie is dense, chewy, chocolatey, then frosting it is like *adding legs to a drawing of a snake.
What I am trying to say is that my carrot cake does not need any frosting coz it is yummy on its own. 8D
This is an easy recipe. Except the grating of carrot part coz I hand grated them on an ancient grater. I didn’t enjoy that part. But the eating part, definitely! It’s moist, tender, and not overly sweet.
Carrot Cupcakes (makes about 15 cupcakes)
225 g melted butter or 225 ml oil
3 large eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp rum essence
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
9 oz grated carrot (about 2 medium size)
1 cup walnut bits
Mix everything together.
Heat up oven to 180c. Bake in muffin cups for about 20 min.
* A Chinese story about a kid who after drawing a snake decided to add on some legs coz he didn’t know what else to draw.