CUPCAKE MONDAY has arrived!!!

Here it is! My first Monday cupcake recipe......

Carrot Pecan cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese frosting
Our house is on an old pecan orchard and we had so many this year, I just couldn't let them go to waste so I added them to the recipe! 

Here is my semi-homemade organic CARROT CUPCAKE recipe:

1 box Dr. Oetker Organic carrot muffin mix
2 Tablespoons of canola oil
1 egg
1 cup rice milk (can be substituted with cow milk)
1 cup finely grated baby carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)

**1 Tablespoon melted butter when using rice milk

mixed all ingredients with a spatula until well blended

using a 12 cup muffin pan fill each cup 3/4 full

 BAKE: for 15-18 minutes at 425 degrees

COOL: 5 minutes in the pan then remove to cooling rack

I use all organic ingredients but you may use what your family prefers.

CARAMEL CREAM CHEESE frosting recipe:

prep:5 minutes


8 ounces cream cheese (I use philly 1/3 less fat)
2 Tablespoons butter
1 3/4  cups powdered sugar 
3 Tablespoons of T. Marzetti fat free Caramel Apple-Dip (in the produce section)
2 Tablespoons of Rice milk (you can substitute rice milk with cow or soy milk)

using a hand mixer beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth then add remaining ingredients on low until blended then on medium speed 1 minute.

spread over cooled cupcakes

then lightly sprinkle cinnamon over the top(optional)

Yes, I do have more than one child, but Emily follows me everywhere and will be in most of my snapshots.

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