carrot cake muffin

November 20, 2012

in Bread, Breakfast, Recipes

so I made these…we ate these…fast…my story…no picture…part of my reason for blogging…to share recipes my family has enjoyed… so even though I forget pictures I am not going to forget sharing this recipe with you!

I thought these were so good. I didn’t even frost them….the original recipe calls them a cupcake but since I did not frost mine they are now called a muffin…I did research on google and this is the primary difference between a cupcake and¬†muffin – the frosting… well and google is seriously good research. lol

My boys ate them right up. i think we each had like 2 a day.

carrot cake muffin

Serves 12


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cup grated carrots (about 4 medium carrots)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line cupcake pan with 12 liners.
Scrub and grate carrots. I used my food processor. Also my carrots are from the local farmers market so I leave the peel on.
In mixer - I used my kitchen aid - blend the oil, applesauce, sugars. In seperate glass bowl crack eggs and add vanilla then mix into mixer.
In seperate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & cinnamon.
Add the dry ingredients to mixer and mix until combined.
Then add the grated carrots.
Using spoon fill each cupcake linter 3/4 full.
Bake for 25 minutes - or until toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes then remove from baking pan.

recipe from my san francisco kitchen

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one } November 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I love carrot cake….muffins. I actually prefer my cupcakes sans frosting…. Well…maybe just a bite…but usually the frosting has way too much sugar!


anotherbiteplease November 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I agree…sometimes no frosting = yummier :-)


sally @ sallys baking addiction November 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

mmm carrot cake muffins/cupcakes! i love carrot cake in any form – spicy, sweet, moist, soft… perfection. :) Happy Thanksgiving!


anotherbiteplease November 24, 2012 at 9:12 am

i do too…happy thanksgiving to you too!


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