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Mini Ginger Carrot Cakes

Mini Ginger Carrot Cakes

These scrumptious Mini Ginger Carrot Cakes combine the flavors of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts with a delectable Cream Cheese Icing. Mini Ginger Carrot Cakes pictured with Orange Cream Brandy Snaps.

Mini Ginger Carrot Cakes
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup coarsely grated carrot
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • Cream Cheese Icing (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place a 12-well rectangular silicone baking mold* on a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, and egg with a mixer at medium-high speed until combined, approximately 3 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. With mixer at low speed, gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating until combined. Fold in carrot and walnuts. Divide batter among wells of prepared baking mold.
  4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely in mold.
  5. Carefully remove cakes from mold, and place on a cake plate. Using a closed-star tip (Wilton #30), pipe Cream Cheese Icing on top of each cake. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 3 days.

Cream Cheese Icing
Serves: ¾ cup
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese with a mixer at medium-low speed until smooth and creamy, approximately 1 minute. Add vanilla extract and salt, beating until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until combined. Increase mixer speed to medium, and beat until fluffy approximately 1 minute. Use immediately.

 

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