Carrot Cake Muffins with Cinnamon Maple Mascarpone Frosting

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert cinnamon raisins pecans maple syrup muffins
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Ingredients (24 muffins)

    For the muffins

    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 cup all purpose flour
    • 1 1/14 cup whole wheat flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 4 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 3 cups grated carrots
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

    For the frosting

    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
    • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    Instructions

    For the muffins

    Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    Place sugar, flours, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon in stand mixer bowl. Mix on low till well blended.
    Add beaten eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Mix on low for 2 minutes. Then stop and scrape down sides. Continue mixing on low until mixture is well blended.
    Add carrots, raisins, and pecans. Mix until all are incorporated.
    Pour mixture into greased or lined muffin tins.
    Bake on 350ºF for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
    Then take out of oven and place on cooling rack.

    For the frosting

    With stand mixer on medium speed (with whisk attachment), whisk heavy cream until stiff peaks form (be careful not to over beat, or cream will be grainy).
    In another bowl, stir together mascarpone, cinnamon, confectioners’ sugar, and maple syrup until smooth.
    Gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture until completely incorporated. Use immediately on cooled muffins.
    After frosting the muffins keep them refrigerated.

    About dianelouw

    I am a Christian stay at home mom. I may not be perfect, BUT Jesus thinks I'm to die for!!! Shy believe it or not. But once i get to know you - passop! Love to laugh and to mix with people and help people. Some would say - that sometimes its to my detriment. Love spending time with my parents and family. Very inquisitive and have lots of questions regarding the Lord which i constantly ask for help. I love reading, gardening, studying the Word of God, etc. Have discovered Kindle and i got a wish list for a Kindle by my husband lol. Have downloaded some very good classics and others from free. Sites that i belong to: http://www.knittingparadise.com/ look for Diane D http://www.ravelry.com/people/dianedlouw http://pinterest.com/dianedawnlouw/ Some favorite Quotes: Love me for me and not for what you want me to be... Deuteronomy 4:7 "No other nation, no matter how great, has a god who is so near when they need Him as the Lord our God is to us. He answers us whenever we call for help." Phillippians 4:13 - I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice
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    One Response to Carrot Cake Muffins with Cinnamon Maple Mascarpone Frosting

    1. trangquynh says:

      beautiful muffins ^^

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