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CARAMEL PECAN CARROT CUPCAKES

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CARAMEL PECAN CARROT CUPCAKES

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Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Yield: 12 Cupcakes

These heavenly cupcakes are super good! The frosting alone is more than enough for me. Oh, man, you are so in for a treat!

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

1 c all-purpose flour

1 c granulated sugar

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 c canola or vegetable oil

2 Eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

1 c finely shredded carrots

1 small can, 8 oz crushed pineapple, well-drained (or 1/3 c unsweetened apple sauce)

1/2 c pecans, chopped, toasted*

1/2 c raisins, optional

For the Frosting:

1/2 c butter, softened

2 1/2 to 3 c powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp salt

1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened

1/4 c caramel topping

1/3 c pecans, finely chopped (toasted)

12 whole pecans, toasted

Directions:

To Make the Cake:

Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Line with cupcake liners the muffin tins.

Step 3: Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Step 4: Create a well in the middle, then add the eggs, vanilla, and oil. Mix everything until well combined.

Step 5: Add the pineapples, raisins, carrots, and nuts. Stir until well mixed.

Step 6: Fill each cupcake liner with about 3/4 full of the mixture.

Step 7: Place them inside the preheated oven and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle.

Step 8: Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them sit at room temperature to cool.

To Make the Frosting:

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add 2 1/2 cups of sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla. Beat for about 2 minutes until well combined.

Step 2: Add 2 ounces of cream cheese at a time and beat every addition.

Step 3: Add more sugar and beat until the texture becomes thick.

Step 4: Transfer the frosting into a piping bag.

Step 5: Top each cupcake with frosting.

Step 6: Drizzle the caramel sauce on top of each cupcake and garnish each with chopped nuts.

Step 7: Serve and enjoy!

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