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Sweet and Satisfying…

Here’s a last minute dessert idea that is easy, sweet and satisfying.  The bonus is that it includes carrots making this dessert a little healthier too.

Sorry – no picture tonight:(

Enjoy and happy baking!

Carrot Cupcakes Light

Preheat oven 350o

Serves 12

Prep time: 10 minutes + 10 minutes of frosting time

Cook time: 55 minutes

Estimated Values per serving:

Calories = 145                                              Fat = 4 grams


1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon cardamom

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup low fat sour cream

1 tablespoon oil

1 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

1 cup shredded carrots


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. 
  2. In another bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sour cream, oil and egg until smooth.  Stir in carrots. 
  3. Combine dry ingredients with wet.
  4. Spoon into 2 – 6 cup cupcake pans.
  5. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until cooked through (insert a toothpick if it comes out clean, the cupcakes are cooked).
  6. Cool cake on wire rake before icing

Frosting Ingredients:

4 ounces low fat cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup confectioner’s sugar


  1. In a bowl beat cream cheese on high speed for 30 seconds. 
  2. Lower speed, add confectioner’s sugar and vanilla and meat for 30 seconds.  Raise speed to high and beat for 1 minute.
  3. Frost cooled cupcakes.

2 thoughts on “Sweet and Satisfying…

  1. Carrot cake is my absolute favorite thing! I have a similar recipe using cinnamon applesauce instead of the sour cream, oil & cinnamon. Can’t wait to try yours!


    1. Hey,
      That’s a great idea!! I have used unsweetened applesauce in baked goods too and it works really well. Applesauce with cinnamon sounds really good with this too!!


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