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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Buttermilk Glaze and Cream Cheese Frosting



A long name for a little cupcake huh ?  A couple of weeks ago my sister Robin called me on the phone and asked me if I'd make a Carrot cake for her son Andrew, he was coming home and they were having a get together. When did she need? RIGHT AWAY! Sure I'll make one.  To Read More, Click On Recipe Title.


 My hubby was defraging the computer, so I went to my Southern Living Cookbook and found this recipe. I started the recipe thinking this is going to be like every other carrot cake I've made so no big deal. After I started the recipe I realized there was a glaze, a buttermilk glaze. HUH??? ok so this recipe is different , very different. I made the 3 layers to the cake then started the glaze. OMG!!! This stuff is like heaven!!! It's made with buttermilk and tastes like caramel, it looks like caramel! After the cakes were made the glaze is drizzled all over the tops of the cakes while they're hot from the oven. When they cool a little, out of the pans they go to cool completely then they get frosted with the cream cheese frosting. Since the cake was for my sister, I didn't get to taste it! When I called her to see how the cake was she said....Oh my gosh it was wonderful, so moist , not at all dense like most carrot cakes. Ok that's it I have to make it again!! But since I already made the cakes I decided to make cupcakes. I drizzled the cuppies with the glaze just like the cakes, straight from the oven. I had to try a cupcake after they cooled without the frosting. It was WONDERFUL!!! You wouldn't even need the cream cheese frosting!! The glaze seeps down into the cupcake and makes it so moist and delicious! I had a little bit of glaze left and put it on ice cream!! This stuff ROCKS!!! This is THE BEST carrot cake I've ever made!

Wanna print just the recipe, click here!

Best Carrot Cake
Southern Living
Found on MyRecipes.com

Ingredients

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 3 large eggs
* 2 cups sugar
* 3/4 cup vegetable oil
* 3/4 cup buttermilk
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 cups grated carrot
* 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
* 1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut
* 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
* Buttermilk Glaze
* Cream Cheese Frosting

Preparation

Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.

Stir together first 4 ingredients.

Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cakepans.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.


Buttermilk Glaze


Ingredients

* 1 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 1/2 cup butter or margarine
* 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring often, 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.


Cream Cheese Frosting


Ingredients

* 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.

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55 comments:

Lisa said...

Everything looks great but I could really go for a cupcake just about now!

Lynn said...

I make a beef teriyaki very much like this. And the cupcake looks so good!

giz said...

The asian flavours are a big thumbs up for me. I have to bookmark the beef and broccoli - one of my all time favourites in Asian fare.

Donna-FFW said...

Good God Woman! What an utterly fantastically delicious post. That beef and broccoli looks awesome.. I mean awesome. I am LOVING those cupcakes too, carrot cake is a fav of mine, but these cupcakes are screaming my name. My hat is off to you!

Cristine said...

As always, everything looks amazing! You ladies out-do yourselves every time! :)

Jacque said...

Sounds like my idea of the perfect meal! Asian food followed by one of my all time favorites, carrot cake.

Nice work girls!

Coleen's Recipes said...

The beef teriyaki looks like a winner. My husband has been asking me to make something like this. Thanks so much for the post. I just love your recipes.

HoneyB said...

You've sold me on the cupcake for certain! This may be Grumpy's next birthday cake...as carrot is his favorite!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love beef brocolli..we also make it all the time and that carrot cupcake?? it looks awesome!

Amanda said...

As usual everything looks marvelous!! Love the way you piped the icing on too :) YUM!

Lisa said...

Isn't Southern Living the best? Their recipes are always so tasty. Thanks for the great fresh ginger tips. I love the Thai Pork Salad Recipe and the Buttermilk Glaze for the cupcakes does sound fantastic. I've got to try these!

Kim said...

Bunny, you are always cooking up a storm. Always looks good. If I was invited for dinner, I might have to ask if I could have dessert first! That cupcake is inticing.

Abby said...

WOW. They all look amazing! I love beef and broccoli. I'll have to give this a try when the husband is away. (He doesn't care for beef this way, but I LOVE it.)

Katrina said...

The carrot cake sounds great. I can't wait to try it with that glaze! My husband was just saying the other day that he had a craving for carrot cake (this coming from someone who doesn't really like cake at all!).

Amber said...

I really want to try that Beef & Broccoli recipe ..yummmy!

Grace said...

carrot cake with a glaze AND a frosting? yes please!

Gloria said...

Wow!! Bunny everything look amazing!! Love the cupcakes!! and Beef Teriyaki! xxGloria

RecipeGirl said...

The beef teriyaki looks great and all, but I'm all about those Carrot Cake Cupcakes!! Wow!

Reeni♥ said...

The Teriyaki and Pork salad both looks so yummy! Perfect hot weather food. And those cupcakes are just heavenly delicious, especially with that cream cheese frosting!

Kerstin said...

A buttermilk glaze and cream cheese frosting - yum, carrot cake is my favorite! And I love beef and broccoli together, looks great!

Katy ~ said...

I think I need a carrot cake cupcake. You've sold me on how delicious it is and now I must try it.

Everything looks so good! Very well done!

amandalouden said...

Looks great! Do you know if I can sub in zucchini for the carrots in the cupcake? I am overflowing with squash.

Bunny said...

I bet you could Amanda, that's a great idea!

Melissa said...

Geez, I just started to eat broccoli again and that first picture made my mouth water. What a beautiful salad! And those cupcakes are to die for!

Ingrid said...

Bunny, I almost don't like coming here...I leaving hungry and overwelmed! :)) I don't know what to make first as it ALL looks so good!

I've heard of that glaze was good.

I'm terrible about overcooking beef and helpful tips?
~ingrid

Sophie said...

Everything looks so inviting, doesn't it?

I prefer the beef teryaki!!

Ivy said...

I don't cook beef often but I like teriyaki chicken, so I think I would like it with beef as well. I love pork and this recipe has a lot of my favourite ingredients. Must try it soon. The cupcakes are to die for.

Lori said...

Between you and Grace over at a Southern Grace I am now jonesing for Carrot Cake.

Veronica said...

That is about the best looking cupcake! (The beef and pork look yummy too...but I sure do want a cupcake)

Sara said...

I am intrigued by this buttermilk glaze, and that beef teriyaki looks great. So much better than what you get from take out.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I must try that pork salad when I get back from my vacay. Looks like a wonderful light lunch.

Lynn said...

Everything looks so yummy! This is my first time stopping by. I printed out the beef teriyaki recipe -- will have to give that a try. Thanks :)

pigpigscorner said...

Wow everything looks wonderful!I love dishes like beef teriyaki, it's so easy yet so tasty!

Claudia said...

I love th Asian dinners. Quick, easy, tasty! And I've been looking for a carrot cupcake recipe - so very timely. Oh! I tried the strawberry tiramisu for my birthday - oh so good!

Cyndy said...

Hi Claudia, I loved it too!
Happy Belated Birthday!!

Theresa said...

Again, other great menu here!!

Jaime said...

it all looks great but the thai pork salad really caught my attention!

noble pig said...

As usual what an amazing meal. I mean all those flavors and lovely dessert! Gah!

Lucy said...

Ok,,, a little of each, but I'll have 2 of those wonderful carrot cupcakes..... YUM! Everything looks so good!

Barbara Bakes said...

The carrot cakes sound amazing!! Definitely a must try!

figtree said...

What a feast!!Ill be sure to try the beef teriyaki!Much thanks!!Figtreeapps

The Blonde Duck said...

You got a new girl cooking with you!

Science Bloggers Association said...

Nice Blog. Congrats.
-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }
[Editor- Children’s Poem & Adult’s Poem]

Katherine Aucoin said...

i could really go for all of it right now. It's so close to lunch and I'm starving!

Elra said...

I know I am going to sounds like a greedy person, but I like everything you made here. They look so delish!

Jeff said...

Sweet!! I have been thinking my wok needs love and I have been finding killer brocolli at the market. Rock on and looks great!

Barbara said...

What a fun post! You have it all covered, deliciously. (Especially the cupcakes!)

Lynda said...

What a delicious meal! I need to make the whole thing-it would be a hit withmy husband!

Debbie said...

Looks so good. I would like one of those cupcakes now!

Claudia said...

I tried the Terayaki and it was a huge hit. The cupcakes are in the wings. I left you something in my blog ... as appreciation. Thank-you, Bunny!

Science Bloggers Association said...

Nice Blog. Congrats.
-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }
[Editor- Children’s Poem & Adult’s Poem]

Katherine Aucoin said...

The beef and broccoli are just over the top and the cupcake is making me swoon. This is another over the top meal!

Marie said...

Delicious and drool worthy as always Bunny!

Lori said...

I love that Thai Pork Salad. Looks so good.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I am so glad that you stopped by my blog, so that I could visit yours. I love it! Such diverse recipes and many of them that I need to study harder...so hard to decide which one to make.