Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This week's recipe for Sweet Melissa Sundays was chosen by Julie of A Little Bit of Everything. She chose one of Melissa Murphy's favorite recipes, one that she made for her sister's wedding: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

I really like carrot cake, and this recipe produced a very classic, straight-forward, tasty carrot cake. Of course I had to make cupcakes (they're just so much more manageable!), and they turned out moist and tender. They weren't overly sweet, and actually tasted as good without the frosting as they did with. In muffin-form, they would make a great addition to any brunch. The addition of orange zest to the classic cream cheese frosting was amazing! The bright pop of citrus in the frosting complemented the subtle spice of the cupcake very nicely. It was a delicious combination of flavors.

Thank you Julie for choosing such a delicious recipe! If you'd like to make these cupcakes, you can find the recipe HERE, or in The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy.
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  1. Your cupcakes are adorable! I love the dollop of frosting on cupcake - looks picture perfect!

  2. Adorable cupcakes! I actually made the layer cake this week! First time and all ;)

    Katie xox

  3. Cute cupcakes! Love the frosting!!

    Thanks for baking with me this week!

  4. They look perfect sitting on top of that coffee mug!
    Im glad you enjoyed this recipe, I did too. It was pretty easy to make and the outcome was great!

  5. Gorgeous photos! Your cupcakes look wonderful with the little dollop of cream cheese frosting. Glad you enjoyed them - they were a big hit for me too :)

  6. Love the photos! Your cupcakes are so cute.

  7. Great looking cupcakes. Love the picture of one on the coffee cup!

  8. Love the cupcakes. I made mini-cupcakes after tackling the layer cake last week. I'm pretty new to SMS - 2 weeks ago was my first recipe.

    Sorry for the late post - I've been out of town for the last several days and just got back.

  9. Your cupcakes look wonderful! I skipped the frosting on these because my husband is not a cream cheese fan but I wish I would have made a half batch on the side, yours looks so good and I think I 'd love the citrus flavor. Will have to try it for sure :)


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