My 1 year old daughter Chloe doesn’t like sweets. She refused to take another bite out of her birthday cupcake we got from Miette at her birthday party. I decided for Christmas I was going to make carrot pineapple mini cupcakes by weelicious so that she could have a special treat that was a bit more natural. It’s good to know that they are made with agave nectar instead of sugar. I knew how much she loved carrots so I figured this recipe would be a success (at least I hoped!). The smell of fresh baked carrots and pineapples filled the apartment. By the time the oven timer rang, both Chloe and my husband wanted one right away. I barely had time to frost most of them! Needless to say not only did Chloe love them, they became a household hit for the holidays! I’m already planning on making a double batch of these later today.
I used the Chronicle Books’ Cupcake Making Kit ($19.95) from Fred Flare. The mini cupcake liners were too cute. I’d recommend using 2 liners per cupcake when baking so you can see the patterns in your finished cupcake. I also loved using the pastry bag and decorative tip for the frosting!
Carrot Pineapple Mini Cupcakes