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Mini Carrot-Spiced Cupcakes with Molasses Buttercream

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Mini Carrot-Spiced Cupcakes with Molasses Buttercream
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 32
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Turn sugar cookie dough into cupcakes. Really! Just add carrots and a few extra ingredients and slather with creamy frosting.
Updated Mar 28, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Natalie Morales
Oakley, California

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Frosting

  • 7 tablespoons unsalted or salted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon full-flavor (dark) molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Spray 32 mini muffin cups with Crisco® No-Stick Cooking Spray with Flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cookie dough, melted butter, 1 tablespoon molasses, 2 tablespoons milk, ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and nutmeg with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Add carrots and pecans; beat on low speed just until blended. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoonful batter into each muffin cup.
  • 3
    Bake 16 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    To make frosting, in large bowl, beat 7 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon molasses with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons milk, beat on medium speed until smooth. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Store in covered container.

Nutrition Information

150 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 16g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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