Eggless Carrot Cupcakes

By DK on Nov 19, 2008
Carrot cupcakes with mascarpone cheese frosting
P.S. This recipe got a mention at LA times :)I love carrots - the versatility that it offers, the beautiful orange color, the sweetish yet not overly sweet taste, the health benefits adds up to the wonderfulness of this vegetable. I always was a fan of carrots halwa so i was sure that I would love them in baked goodies too. Carrot cupcakes are American favorites and although usually served with Cream cheese frosting, I made a change by going for Mascarpone Frosting - well mostly cos, I ran out of cream cheese and thought to use up some of the Mascarpone cheese lying in my fridge. Am glad that I did. This cupcake - made eggless - with this frosting is to die for. Dont take my word for it. Try it. I have made it more healthy by cutting unnecessary fats.
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: Under 30 min
Yield: Makes around 10-12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • For the cupcakes
  • 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Carrot juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup demerara sugar/brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/3 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dry coconut
  • For the Mascarpone Frosting
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
Tips
If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles:
1) How to Bake in Microwave
2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven

For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart:
1) Baking substitutions
2) Egg Substitutions
Method
1
Sift together all the dry ingredients.
Carrot cupcakes with mascarpone cheese frosting
2
Mix applesauce,vanilla,oil,coconut,applesauce,carrot juice along with carrots and mix well.
Carrot cupcakes with mascarpone cheese frosting
3
Now add both wet and dry ingredients together and stir in walnuts.
Carrot cupcakes with mascarpone cheese frosting
4
In a lined muffin pan, divide the dough into the cups. This recipe makes approx 10-12 cupcakes.
Carrot cupcakes with mascarpone cheese frosting
5
Bake for 20-25min in a 350F oven, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Cool it in a rack.
Carrot cupcakes with mascarpone cheese frosting
6
To make Frosting : Add the butter and cheese together and whisk it until it is smooth. Add the sugar,vanilla and zest and whisk somemore. Now top it on the cupcakes and serve. :)
Carrot cupcakes with mascarpone cheese frosting
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32 Responses to “Eggless Carrot Cupcakes”
  1. Vijetaa S.Maney

    Plz mail me how to make apple sauce as want to make for my son

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