Sunday, March 14, 2010

SMS: Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Yay! I'm back with Sweet Melissa Sundays this week! I love carrot cake, so I knew that I would be making this one.

I don't know if I am in love with this particular carrot cake or not. It wasn't bad but there wasn't anything special about it. It was just a good carrot cake. Does that make sense?

On the other hand, the cream cheese frosting was so yummy! Let's be honest... I haven't met a cream cheese frosting that I didn't like but the addition of orange zest to this one was fantastic. While the cake was just okay, the frosting put it over the top and actually made this one heck of a carrot cupcake.

Thanks to Julie of A Little Bit of Everything for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

19 comments:

Katiecakes said...

Ahh, your cupcakes are super cute!!!

Katie xox

Candy Girl said...

Your cupcakes are beautiful! I love orange cream cheese frosting so I'm sure that was the best part of the cake! Great job!

Julie said...

Love the orange peel on your cupcakes! I agree the cake was good just not great!

Thanks for baking with me this week.

Flourchild said...

Great looking cupcakes! I fell in love with the frosting too...the orange zest was the best part!

Eliana said...

I had to skip this one but will be making it soon. I already think I have the perfect carrot cake recipe but will give this one a try just for the frosting. Love the flecks of orange zest in your picture.

HoneyB said...

Looks gorgeous!

The McBride Family said...

Great picture Cristine! You're getting good at the pics!! Those look good. I don't even know the last time I had carrot cake and I really do like it! :)

Sherry G said...

Those look adorable! I really just want to reach out and eat one, maybe two...

Tracey said...

Cute cupcakes Cristine! I thought the frosting was really good too. Definitely among my favorite SMS recipes.

I love all of the chocolate chip cookies you made last week!! I've made quite a few of them but I'm going to give the Neiman Marcus ones a shot soon :)

Natalie... said...

Oooh wow these cupcakes look delightful, orange cream cheese frosting sounds amazing ")

Nina said...

Cupcakes look delicious! In addition, I love the orange peel on top!

Jaime said...

lovely cupcakes! and i agree w/you on your assessment of this recipe...just good :)

k.a.r.e.n said...

I wasnt a huge fan of the cake, but like you, loved the frosting! Your cupcake looks cute!

Ingrid said...

LOL, what doesn't cream cheese frosting make totally delish?
~ingrid

Susan said...

Great photo with the orange zest! And, orange zest in cream cheese frosting is wonderful!

Shandy said...

LOVE your cupcakes! Very cute and I think you are right about the orange cream cheese frosting putting the carrot cake over the top for flavor. I usually put crushed pineapple in my recipe; hubby actually thought this recipe tasted more like a carrot cake then my own recipe. . .he almost got a pillow thrown at him =o)

pinkstripes said...

Your cupcakes look awesome. Great idea.

Katy ~ said...

Going to check our that orange cream cheese frosting. It DOES sound deeelish! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Tessa said...

Your photos of the cupcakes are gorgeous! I am definitely in agreement that the frosting was the best part of this cake. I made mini-cupcakes, so there was a fair frosting-cake ratio.

I'm a little late getting around to the comments this week. I've been out of town, and just got back this evening. Thanks!

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