A pretty cupcake topped with a fresh carrot garnish has everything you love about carrot cake with cream cheese frosting in a handy treat.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
15
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line fifteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Lightly coat paper cups with cooking spray; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and ginger; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, carrots, applesauce, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir until combined. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each three-fourths full.

  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire rack.

  • To prepare the frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add agave nectar; beat for 1 minute more. Spread frosting on cupcakes. Top each cupcake with 1 teaspoon of the finely shredded carrots or one very thin carrot strip.

Tips

Tip: If using sugar substitute, choose Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3/4 cup brown sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 189 cal., 215 mg sodium, 24 g carb., 11 g sugar. Daily Values: 5% calcium, 5% iron.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 34g 11% DV; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 19g; fat 11g 17% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 3mg 1% DV; sodium 188mg 8% DV.