Makes: 6 jumbo cupcakes. Prep: 15 minutes. BAKE: at 350° for 28 minutes.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
bake:
28 mins
total:
43 mins
Yield:
6 jumbo cupcakes
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Ingredients

Cupcakes:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line a jumbo cupcake pan with 6 foil or paper liners.

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Cupcakes:
  • In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, ginger, salt.

  • In a large bowl, beat together maple syrup and half the milk. Beat in flour mixture and shortening until blended; 4 minutes. Beat in eggs and remaining milk until smooth. Stir in carrots and pineapple.

  • Divide batter evenly among prepared cupcake liners, 2/3 cup batter in each. Bake at 350°F for 28 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; cool on rack.

Frosting:
  • In a medium-size bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter. Beat in sugar until smooth. Place 2/3 cup frosting in a bowl; tint with food coloring. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip. Spread white frosting over cakes. Pipe a spiral on top of cakes with tinted icing. Starting in center, draw a knife outward through spiral to create a spider-web.

Nutrition Facts

777 calories; fat 44g; cholesterol 137mg; saturated fat 19g; carbohydrates 86g; insoluble fiber 2g; protein 9g; sodium 573mg.
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