Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup of chopped walnuts

  2. 1 pound of carrots

  3. 3 large eggs

  4. 1/2 cup of buttermilk (or add a teaspoon of lemon juice to regular milk and allow to stand for 10 minutes)

  5. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  6. 2 cups of sugar

  7. 1 cup of vegetable oil

  8. 1 tablespoon of orange zest

  9. 3 cups of all-purpose flour

  10. 1 teaspoon of baking soda

  11. 2 teaspoons of baking powder

  12. 1 teaspoon of kosher salt

  13. 2 teaspoons of ground cardamom

  14. 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Method 1 Preheat the oven to 350F. Toast the walnuts in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

  2. Rinse the carrots and peel the rough skins off, then grate the carrots.

  3. Place the carrots, buttermilk, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and orange zest together in a bowl and whisk thoroughly.

  4. In another bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon.

  5. Fold the flour mixture into the carrot mixture, being sure not to overmix. Fold in the toasted walnuts until evenly incorporated.

  6. Scoop into cupcake papers about 1/2 to 3/4 full and bake for 19-21 minutes at 350F, being sure to rotate the pan after the first 15 minutes of baking. Afterwards allow to cool for 5 minutes before taking the cupcakes out of the cupcake tin and allowing them to fully cool on a wire rack. Frost cooled cupcakes. Makes 24 cupcakes. Cream Cheese Frosting 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened 16 oz of Philadelphia cream cheese 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar Beat the cream cheese and butter on medium speed until well combined. Sift in the powdered sugar and mix. Spread onto cooled cupcakes.


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