December for most of us is always the craziest part of the year. With Christmas around the corner, New Years Eve, the Big Indian wedding season, insane number of parties and events to go to and not to mention the lovely weather, which makes you want to eat much more than just the usual. There’s no way you can stick to eating healthy and maintain your Diet plans. Specially if you’re the kind, who leans a little more towards the sweeter side. Cupcakes are always the easiest to go for, as you don’t have to polish off the whole thing yourself. Keep a couple to satisfy that craving and pass on the rest ! I chose to make these cupcakes over the whole cake, smaller potions are always better and prettier too. And its always good to share the love and sweetness. And thats just what I did with these. They make the perfect thing to carry to a Christmas party too.

 

 

Preheat oven at 180C

Line the cupcake molds with the baking parchment squares. Set aside.

Self Raising Flour  – 300 gms

Cinnamon Powder  – 3 teaspoons

Bicarbonate of Soda – 2 teaspoons

Sift all these together and keep in a bowl.

 

Eggs – 4 large

Oil – 300 ml

Powder or superfine Raw Cane Sugar  – 350 grams

Mix all these together in a bowl and beat with electric beater. Beat for 3- 4 minutes till light and fluffy. Mix the flour slowly in the egg and again beat with electric beater for 2-3 minutes.

 

Carrots ( Grated )- 400 grams

Fresh Coconut ( Grated) – 100 grams

Walnuts  ( Chopped) – 100 grams

Orange Zest – 1 orange

Put all these in the cake batter and mix well. Pour in tin and bake for 15 -20 mins or till done.

When baked, remove from oven and make holes on backside of cake. ( optional)

Juice of orange – 1

Powder Sugar – 100 grams

Mix together and pour over cake and leave in tin till all is absorbed. Remove after few hours and dust with icing sugar.

Or

Cream Cheese – 200 gms

Sugar powder enough to sweeten – 3 tbsps

Frost cupcakes with it.

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Comment :

Those cucakes look wonderful and must taste just divine! I love the way you wrapped them.

Cheers,

Rosa

Your food styling and photography are divine. As novice food bloggers you certainly set the bar for us. Cheers and happy holidays!

Absolutely gorgeous wrapping of the cupcakes.

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