CARROT CAKE GUERILLA BAKERY STYLE
280 g flour
240 g sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons catron
1 teaspoons cinnamon
250 g unsalted butter
One fresh pineapple
100 g walnuts (or Pecannuts)
100 g grated coconut
200 g fresh grated carrots
100 g good quality dark chocolat
125 g very soft butter
350 g creamcheese (please no low-fat)
1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon of orange zests
400 g confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Start with slowly melting the butter and let it cool down. Take the nuts and slowly roast them (just a little bit) in a pan (without any butter or oil) ... We think they just taste better that way. Afterwards cut them into to – not to small – pieces. Take your grated coconut and also let them get a little bit of colour in your pan (it just smells sooooo good – and the flavours come out so much better). Let it cool down.
Cut your pineapple into small chuncks and pureè it ... you will need around 200 ml. Cut your dark chocolat into pieces.
Preheat your oven to 190 Degrees.
Line standard muffin tins with paper liners.
Stir together your dry ingrediences: cake flour, sugar, natron and cinnamon in a bowl.
In another bowl mix the eggs together and slowly – with an electronic mixer - stir in the butter. Whisk in the pineapple. Now take your dry ingrediences and with a wooden spoon slowly stir it together. What`s important with muffins and cupcakes: if you put the dry and wet ingrediences together – don`t overmix it!
Add the nutpieces, your grated coconut and the pieces of your dark chocolat.
Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quaters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until the are golden brown. It will take around 20 mins.
Transfer tins to wire rack to cool completely before ading the frosting.
With an electric mixer (high speed) beat the very soft butter and cream cheese until fluffy. This might take some time. Reduce the speed and add sugar – not all! Add your orange juice and the orange zest and mix until smooth and combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
Ready to be put on your cupcakes.