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.
Cream Cheese – 200 gms
Sugar powder enough to sweeten – 3 tbsps
Frost cupcakes with it.