Classic Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot cake is my most requested cupcake, and I’ve had fun experimenting with the classic ingredients (see Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes and Carrot and Crystallized Ginger Cupcakes). This time, however, I’m not messing with the original. These are straight up carrot with raisins. Add nuts, if you must.

Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

What better to do with extra carrots from my CSA (Local Roots NYC) than bake carrot cake? I had about 1/2 pound, though, which wasn’t quite enough to make a full batch. I could have bought more carrots to make up the other 1/2 pound, but I decided to use zucchini instead. One big zucchini […]

Carrot and Crystallized Ginger Cupcakes

I made these Easter weekend, as you might guess from the decoration. Carrots, to me, also fit the spring theme. Bunny food, right? I usually put golden raisins in my carrot cake, and no nuts. (I like nuts, but I don’t love nuts in my cupcakes.) Fresh out of raisins, I remembered I had some […]

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Tasting Tour NYC: Just Velvet

 Just Velvet is a home-based business owned by Shana Evans. The website is available for ordering 24/7, and orders may be picked up between 8am and 10pm. Beside the Cruel Carrot Velvet, other “velvets” offered include an Island Velvet (coconut) and, of course, a Just Red Velvet. I also have my eye on her Hot Cappuccino Cake.