National Carrot Cake Day = Cupcakes
Carrot cake is my husband’s favorite cake of all time. I have made a variety of recipes over the years, but for today’s National Carrot Cake Day, I decided to try a new recipe that my sister posted on Facebook. If you want to see the actual recipe I took mine from you can click here http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/apple_carrot_cupcake/. I did made a few changes to the original recipe. I also considered making just half the recipe but I knew I could share them with others so opted to make the full 24 cupcake recipe. I did not have any type of nuts in the house so I did not add any to my recipe and I added in more coconut than the original recipe had included in the ingredients for that reason.
The original recipe has a frosting recipe for it, too. But, living out in the Caribbean, I have found that frosting on cupcakes just don’t work out all that well. So most of the time when I made cupcakes or cakes or muffins I do NOT add a frosting to it. Both Mike and our friend who ate the cupcakes today gave thumbs up without frosting. 🙂
I will definitely use this recipe again. I might try it with a handful of craisins or raisins and the nuts next time. I hope you get a chance to make some soon, if not for today’s “celebration” of National Carrot Cake Day