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May 29, 2009

Holidays have started!!! I've actually been baking quite a bit, but haven't had time to post anything up. So, here's a recipe for you lot:

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

~100g brown sugar
~175g salted butter
~2 large eggs
~225g all purpose flour
~3/4tsp sodium bicarb
~1tsp cinnamon
~pinch of salt
~1/3 cup yogurt
~2 carrots, grated
~1 cup sultanas, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and drained
~200g walnuts, roasted and chopped up.

~250g philly cream cheese
~1 cup icing sugar
~juice of 1/2 a lime

+ Beat the sugar and butter together till smooth then beat in the eggs.
+Sift the flour, sodium bicarb, cinnamon and salt into the mixture and stir till just moistened.
+Fold in the yogurt, carrots, sultanas and walnuts.
+Divide out into cupcake cases, filling them up 3/4 of the way.
+Bake in a 200'C oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cupcakes are done.
+ Cool.

=Beat the cream cheese till smooth.
=Fold in the icing sugar and lime juice.

*This icing is going to be soft and gloopy. Don't expect to be able to pipe roses with it. On the bright side, It's GOOD!