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Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Carrot Cupcakes with Coconut Pecan Frosting

What a sweet and tasty way to get your veggies! Mix up seven ingredients in 30 minutes to make easy cupcakes.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
bag (11.8 oz) Green Giant® Seasoned Steamers™ frozen honey Dijon carrots
1
box (15.25 oz) Pillsbury® Classic Yellow Cake Mix
1/3
cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
3
eggs
1/2
cup golden raisins
1/4
cup pecans, finely chopped
1
can Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Coconut Pecan Frosting

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Microwave frozen carrots as directed on bag 3 to 4 minutes to thaw. In food processor, place carrots. Cover; process until finely chopped.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs and 1 cup water with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until blended. Fold in carrots, raisins and pecans. Spoon into muffin cups, filling three-fourths full.
  • 3 Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Spread cupcakes with frosting.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Microwave frozen carrots as directed on bag 3 to 4 minutes to thaw. In food processor, place carrots. Cover; process until finely chopped.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs and 1 cup water with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until blended. Fold in carrots, raisins and pecans. Spoon into muffin cups, filling three-fourths full.
  • 3 Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Spread cupcakes with frosting.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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