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Pumpkin Carrot Cupcakes with Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting recipe

Pumpkin Carrot Cupcakes with Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting.

Perfect for anytime celebrations, thesedelightful cupcakes feature a delicious orange-cream cheese frostingand a nutritious secret you can feel better about – pumpkin!That’s right, pumpkin adds a powerful nutrition boost to youreveryday meals and festive desserts.

Recipe: Pumpkin Carrot Cupcakeswith Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Carrot Cupcakes:1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons grated orange peel – divided use
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
4 large eggs
2 cups grated carrots
3/4 cup golden raisinsOrange-Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 ounces light cream cheese
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Candied orange peel for garnish (optional)

  • For Pumpkin Carrot Cupcakes: Preheat ovento 350°F (175°C). Paper-line 24 muffin cups.
  • Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purposeflour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat brownsugar, oil and 2 teaspoons grated orange peel in large mixerbowl until blended. Add pumpkin and eggs; beat well. Graduallybeat in flour mixture. Fold in carrots and raisins. Spoon batterinto prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until wooden pickinserted in cupcake comes out almost clean. Cool in pans on wireracks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting: Beatcream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and remaining 1 teaspoongrated orange peel in small mixer bowl until smooth. Spread overcupcakes; garnish with candied orange peel.

    Makes 24 cupcakes.

    Estimated Times
    Preparation Time: 25 mins
    Cooking Time: 25 mins
    Cooling Time: 20 mins cooling

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24of recipe): Calories: 230 Calories from Fat: 60 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 40 mg Sodium: 250 mg Carbohydrates:40 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 30 g Protein: 3 g

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and Meals.com, used with permission.


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    Straight up, the hardest thing about these cupcakes is grating the carrots. If you have to do it by hand, I m with you, and while it s not the most fun task in the world, it s pretty quick and painless. If you have a food processor, you can have that pesky task done in about 15 seconds.

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    Perfect for spring celebrations, these delightful cupcakes feature a delicious orange-cream cheese frosting and a nutritious secret you can feel better about – pumpkin! The guests all turned to me and said “What’s in here?


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