Carrot Muffins}Muffin Monday

I have managed to raise two sons that love food  – are you surprised?  Not only do they love food but they appreciate good food.  I guess you could call them food snobs.

So when my son Clark started raving about these amazing carrot muffins with white chocolate cream cheese frosting his friend Lizzy had made I knew they must be good.
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Now I am going to use the term muffin here very loosely.  I really don’t thing anything covered in white chocolate cream cheese frosting qualifies as a muffin.  A muffin denoting something for breakfast.

When I was planning the menu for Mummies Night Out I decided I needed to try these carrot muffins Clark was raving about and thought they would make a perfect addition.  I also thought the orange color would look great in my cute candy corn muffin liners my friend Beth had given me!

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Now I need to tell you – I don’t care for carrot either.  I don’t like carrot cake but I like carrot muffins thanks to Lizzy.  Although I have to admit I probably would have eaten anything if it had been covered in the amazing white chocolate cream cheese frosting!

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The muffins are nice and moist thanks to the addition of crushed pineapple.  In fact they were so moist my cupcake liners had a hard time staying on.

Thanks to Lizzy of Your Cup of Cake for another great recipe!

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Carrot Muffins}Muffin Monday
 
Ingredients
Frosting:
  • 2 oz white chocolate
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ C butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
Muffins:
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1⅛ C white sugar
  • ⅓ C brown sugar
  • ½ C oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 C shredded carrot, raw
  • ½ C crushed pineapple
  • 1 ½ C flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Frosting:
  1. Over LOW heat, in a saucepan melt white chocolate
  2. Watch it close as it will burn easily
  3. Stir until smooth and let cool until at room temperature
  4. Mix the cream cheese and butter together and then add mix in white chocolate and vanilla
  5. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and mix until fluffy
  6. (Taste along the way so you don’t put in too much.) Mix in heavy cream
  7. If frosting is too soft, refrigerate in piping bag for a while
Muffins:
  1. Beat eggs, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth
  2. Mix in oil and vanilla
  3. Fold in carrots and pineapple
  4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and spices
  5. Mix the dry ingredients into the carrot mixture until just moistened
  6. Do not over mix
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes of until the tops spring back
  8. Let cool and frost
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Beth says

    I am glad that you found a use for the muffin liners…I knew you would.

    White Chocolate with the cream cheese? Why didn’t I think of that? I can’t wait to try them. I have a recipe for morning glory muffins that just might need the addition of this frosting :)

  2. Susan M. says

    I made these for a luncheon this past weekend and they were fabulous — people enjoyed them so much they were still talking about the cupcakes later in the day. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful recipes.

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