A simple carrot nest cupcake recipe yet it is rich, moist, flavourful and absolutely delicious. The coconut flakes form a cute nest for the easter eggs . The cupcake isn’t too sweet and the cream cheese icing adds just enough sweetness.
I love carrot, just not steamed carrot. That’s weird right! Juice it, make a coleslaw out of it, i will drink it and eat it . Steamed carrot is a big No No. This carrot cupcake recipe is easy, you beat the eggs and sugar, add the oil , flour and spices, coconut and crushed pineapple. Then finally the grated carrots go in. No stand mixer in sight. When it came to grating the carrots i thought of using a food processor but all the washing up of the attachments put me off. I got my arm exercises done using a manual grater. :-).
I have tried many many cream cheese recipes but mostly end up with runny cream cheese which doesn’t hold when piped. Finally i found a wonderful recipe on Cake Central which advised that the cream cheese be added last to ensure the right consistency of cream cheese icing. This cream cheese is a delicious delight which pipes and holds well atop the carrot cupcakes.
Piped cream cheese frosting with a nest made from toasted coconut flakes and topped with pastel mini eggs make this carrot cupcake perfect for a Easter celebration.