#56 A$$ Kicking Carrot Cupcakes

I don't know what it is about jalapenos but it's spicy hotness is something I'm trying to master and I think I might have done it with these cupcakes. Carrot cupcakes are amazing by themselves but when you add the jalapenos it gives it a slightly savory element. When it came to the frosting I really didn't want it to be super sweet so I went with a plain cream cheese frosting and it worked out perfectly. Just a little FYI- the longer these guys sit out the more intense the jalapeno flavor gets. I would suggest eating these up with in 2 days or jalapeno is the only thing your going to smell or taste.

A$$ Kicking Carrot Cupcakes (Courtesy of Lucinda Hutson)
Check out the link for the original recipe especially if you like tequila and raisins

The Goods
2 cups flour sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon
1 heaping tablespoon ground ginger
3 whole cloves, ground
1/2 teaspoon allspice
4lg eggs room temp
1 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar packed
3 cups grated carrots packed
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons orange zest
4 jalapenos seeded and minced
8oz crushed pineapple, drained
3/4cup sweet coconut flakes

The How To
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep your carrots and jalapenos then set aside.

 In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer beat eggs until pale yellow then add sugars, and slowly mix in oil.

Add dry ingredients on low speed until just blended.

Fold in carrots, pineapple, coconut, and jalapenos.

MMMMM salad anyone??
Divide batter among cupcake liners and bake four about 18-20mins rotated halfway through the bake time.

Let cupcakes cool in tin for about 8mins then remove and let cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
The Goods
8oz cream cheese room temp.
4 tablespoons butter room temp.
2 cups powder sugar
1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
Optional lime zest for taste.

The How To
Blend butter and cream cheese until smooth on medium speed. Add lemon juice, lime zest and powder sugar. Now frost your little heart out!!

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