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Masala-Chai Carrot Cupcakes with Spiced Maple Frosting – A Cozy Kitchen

I’m currently in the middle—what I like to call—autumnal chaos. I am busy editing photos every night until 10pm, which also means I’m consuming a large amount of reality television. I’m incredibly embarrassed to admit that I have watched every.single.episode of Shahs of Sunset and I have so many opinions about them. The other day I went to their neighborhood (West LA) and I was like, “If I run into one of them…I won’t be able to control myself!” I was bummed I didn’t see them.

One recipe that was at the very top of my to-make list this season was to fall-ify carrot cupcakes. This is inspired by some ras al hanout carrot cupcakes in Casablanca: My Moroccan Food.

Carrot cake is already filled with spices but with these cupcakes we’re just adding WAY more, while also adding some other spices in the mix.

These cupcakes are glorious to freeze. And then thaw in the fridge when you’re ready to eat and serve.

This frosting is delicious and buttery, filled with a spike of maple and topped with cinnamon.

In other news, I’m going to see Drake tomorrow night and am incredibly excited. Two years ago I went to a Kanye concert and loved it (RIP KANYE). I had to add a disclaimer to this chicken & dumplings recipe because people kept sending me messages on Instagram asking me how I could support him. Haha. It was 2016—it was a different time! We were so innocent.

Anyway, I hope you find some time to make these cupcakes because they’re bomb. Also, if you want to see a step-by-step on Insta Stories, hop on over to the app.

Masala-Chai Carrot Cupcakes with Spiced Frosting

Masala-Chai Carrot Cupcakes with Spiced Frosting

Ingredients

    Carrot Cake Dry Mix:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Carrot Cake Wet Mix:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup pepitas/pumpkin seeds
  • Spiced Maple Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, sifted over each cupcake

Directions

    To Make the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two (12-cavity) cupcake tins. I used cooking spray. You can also line them with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, cloves and salt. Set the dry mixture aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand-up mixer, with the paddle attachment, add the butter, white sugar and brown sugar; beat until nice and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the oil and eggs. Beat until combined.
  4. Alternating between the buttermilk and the dry mix, add them to the butter mixture, until just combined. Lastly, add the carrots and walnuts and mix until thoroughly distributed throughout the batter.
  5. To fill up the cupcake tin, I used a cookie scoop to make it easy on myself. Fill each cupcake tin about half way. I baked these in batches because doing two at the same time didn’t end well for me. Transfer the first cupcake tin to the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Repeat with the second batch of batter.
  6. Allow them to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool before adding the frosting.
  7. To Make the Frosting:

  8. To the bowl of a stand-up mixer, sift in the powdered sugar, add the vanilla extract, salt and heavy cream. Beat the frosting for about 3 minutes. The fluffiness from the heavy cream really lightens up this frosting so be sure to beat it for the full 3 minutes. If the frosting is too loose, feel free to transfer it to the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes. Then beat it one last time.
  9. Decorate the cupcakes however you like! Garnish with sifted cinnamon.

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One Bowl Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I am not much of a baker but I do have a few cake recipes that I can completely vouch for. This one bowl olive oil chocolate cupcake is one such recipe that I make quite often and has a lot of approvals from both adults and kids! The cupcakes come out fluffy and moist. The best part is that the batter makes exactly 12 cupcakes.

If you follow my stories in Instagram, you would know that our little fella Avyan loves to help in the kitchen and bake with me. I am still scared to bring him too close to the stove and so, I just stick to baking for now. This one bowl olive oil chocolate cake happened on a Sunday afternoon. We were happily cozying up on the couch, watching a baking TV show until he starts asking for cake. He wanted to bake and sometimes these toddlers have the cutest way to convince their parents into anything. So, we baked!

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Makes exact 12 cupcakes!

There is pretty standard chocolate cake recipe that I learnt from my Mom. She always uses oil in her cake instead of butter. Occasionally I go with olive oil because it adds a rich flavor but the cake still turns out light. I tweaked the same recipe a little bit and to my biggest surprise, the batter got distributed equally into 12 cups. I couldn’t be happier and the cupcakes come out so perfectly spongy. Since then, I have baked these cupcakes a few more times and it comes out perfectly every single time.

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The Frosting!

The frosting is again a pretty simple one. I was lazy to take out my piping bag and I just went with the icing spatula. For a much neater decoration, definitely use a piping bag. If you need to bake in a hurry without making a pile load of utensils to wash, do try these cupcakes, with or without the frosting!

One Bowl Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

One Bowl Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • rainbow sprinkles (optional)
  • for the frosting

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180 C.
  • Take a mixing bowl and crack the eggs into it. Sprinkle the sugar and whisk to mix it together. Then, pour the oil in the bowl. Place a sifter on the bowl. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl. Whisk it to form a smooth batter. Pour the hot water and whisk again.
  • Place cupcake liners on the muffin tin and pour the batter about half way through in each muffin hole.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in the middle rack of the oven.
  • Once baked, cool it down completely before you apply the frosting.
  • For the frosting, whisk the butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk it again to form a crumbly texture. Pour the milk and keep whisking until it turns into a smooth frosting (If you feel it’s not smooth enough, add a little bit more milk).
  • Once the cupcakes are cooled down completely, apply the frosting either using a pipping bag or an icing spatula.
  • Sprinkle some rainbow sprinkles on top, if you wish.

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