Everybody knows that kids are the pickiest critics,and when it comes to taste a food or a sweet goody,then it becomes really tough! We were going to visit some friends with George and Anna,and I wanted to make some cupcakes,(alcohol free of course!)as quick as possible! I tried to find some combinations,that kids will love when they’ll put them in their eating hole!
A combination that I love is orange and carrots.The acidity of the orange with the sweetness of the carrot makes a very delightful cupcake together with the fluffy and airy consistency! And of course,CHOCOLATE! All the kids love chocolate..and some bigger kids,too!So,here we go..!Carrot and orange cupcake and chocolate,Nutella cupcake with coconut flavor. Coconut is an amazing ingredient…!It gives that light kick that makes the cake of food,vivid!
What we need:
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 olive oil
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- zest and juice of an orange
- 2 cups quinoa flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 2 shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut extract
For the topping:
- Shredded coconut
- shredded hazelnuts
- Melted chocolate chips
- caramel sauce. I prefer to make my own caramel sauce,but if you want you can buy one.
It makes 15 cupcakes.
How to make the cupcakes:
Preheat oven at 350 F.
Whisk together eggs and sugar for 2 minutes. Add the oil,yogurt, the juice and zest of the orange and whisk again.
Add quinoa flour, the baking powder and salt.
Divide the mixture into two different bowls. In one bowl add the shredded carrots and mix well. In the other one add the coconut extract and the melted chocolate chips and whisk well,until combine.
Fill the 2/3 of the muffin tins,in the chocolate cupcakes,put in the middle a teaspoon of Nutella. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The chocolate cupcakes bake them for 10 minutes.
When they are done,let them cool in a rack.
Add the topping.I put the melted chocolate in the chocolate cupcakes and the caramel sauce in the carrot/orange cupcake. If you want you can make a quick glaze with 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 cup powdered sugar,whisk and it’s done! Put the top of the carrot cupcakes into the glaze and then into coconut. Just play with them!