Carrot Muffins: From the oven to the sketch pad

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I loooove carrot cakes! What I love more than carrot cake is carrot muffins! They are more easier to make and in my opinion they taste and look better! This was my first time that I make those muffins, they attracted my artistic eye so bad, that I had to paint them! (Check the painting in the bottom of the post.)
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INGREDIENTS:
12 muffins approximately
1 egg
150 gr sugar
2 Tbsp honey
¼ tea cup of orange juice/grapefruit works too
¼ tea cup oil
½ grated orange/grapefruit zest
2 full tea cups of grated carrots
1 tea cup flower
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla aroma
1 tea cup full of grated walnuts
½ tsp Cinnamon and Ginger powder
2-3 Tbsp Coconut flakes

For the cream:
1 packet (200gr) of natural cream cheese (Filadelfia or the cheeper one work fine as well)
125 gr Mascarpone
5 Tbsp powder sugar
1 tsp grated orange zest

Start with mixing all the “moist” ingredients: eggs,oil , the orange/grapefruit juice. Then add the sugar and the honey. Whisk them good but without using an electric mixer .

1Add the carrots and the zest. Mix all the ingredients well and add the “dry” ones last: flower, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla aroma, spices, walnuts, coconut.
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Set the oven to 180ºC and bake 25-30 min. Leave the muffins to cool down.

Meanwhile you can start preparing the cream. Just mix all the cream ingredients in a ball using an electric mixer. You can use whatever decoration you want.

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As I said I love carrot cake so I got really inspired and tried eating and painting at the same time. The result was : lots of colors and muffin decoration everywhere 😀
But it was a fun experience.

Stay tuned for my next cooking-painting experience!

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