Friday, April 14, 2017

Carrot Cake Cupcakes and Happy Easter!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Mysavoryspoon was started in June 2010 as a way to document my recipes. I was fairly secretive about my blog and told only a few family and friends. There was no commenting on other blogs or social media either. After three years I published my 100th post and celebrated by preparing and posting a carrot cake recipe. That recipe was from Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, "Baking From My Home To Yours".  About that same time I started reaching out to others and commenting. So glad I did, have made many wonderful friends.

The Peeps Are Coming, My Peep Tree
These carrot cake muffins are from the same recipe but with a few tweaks. I kept all the ingredients the same but added ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg and allspice. The smell while baking was intoxicating and I couldn’t wait  to pull them out of the oven. It’s no wonder with all the carrots, golden raisins, coconut flakes and chopped walnuts. The cream cheese frosting is easy to make and fresh lemon juice adds a little tang. This time the occasion is even more special, Sunday with the family. Happy Easter everyone!

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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

30 comments:

  1. Great photo of the peeps. Remember how my Aunt Rose used to ship us peeps each year? The carrot cake muffins are great Don

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  2. I'd love one of those cupcakes with my tea. Happy Easter!
    Amalia
    xo

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  3. These cupcakes are so beautiful! Happy Easter, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Angie, Happy Easter to you and your family as well.

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  4. Hi Cheri,
    These carrot cake cupcakes are so pretty. Glad to know in blogging and wish you & family a Blessed & Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks Karen, wishing you the best for you and your family this Easter holiday.

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  5. Happy Easter indeed! Those carrot cupcakes with the citrus accented cream cheese frosting look fantastic. I'm sure the smells from the oven were heavenly...Yikes, now I'm hungry!

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    1. Thanks Kim, we sure love our carrot cake, limited myself to 2.

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  6. Oh, delicious! Your cupcakes are perfect, Cheri! My favorite kind and I need to make them soon! Yum!!! Happy Easter!

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  7. Happy Easter, Cheri! Love the peeps, although I don't love peeps! It's so festive!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, we never eat them but they are fun to decorate with. Hope you are having a great week-end! Happy Easter!

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  8. Beautiful cupcakes, Cheri, and love the Peep Tree ;) Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks Susan, had fun with the peeps, they are great to decorate with.

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  9. You and I started blogging almost exactly the same time. I began my blog in July 2010 - the girls were at camp for a couple of weeks and I was looking for something to fill my time! I had no idea it would still be going seven years later. Your cupcakes look amazing. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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    1. That is amazing don't you think, I never thought I would still be blogging after all this time either. Take care!

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  10. Let me just tell you - I AM SWOONING hard core right now!

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  11. Look amazing Cheri, hope you had a lovely Easter!!

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    1. Thanks Gloria, yes we had a wonderful day!

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  12. Cheri, I'm so glad to have met you in this virtual world. Hope you had a good Easter.

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  13. Hope you had a lovely Easter, Cheri. I'm so glad to have "met" you through this forum. I was much the same way as you when I first started...very quiet and not commenting. When I started speaking up and reaching out, it was so nice to make connections with people who share the same interest and love of food. I learn a lot here - thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Monica, yes it is a wonderful forum, so nice to meet others with similar interest.

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  14. I started in March 2010---can you believe we've been at it this long??? It sure was simpler when I didn't know anything about html, white balance, etc. Your cupcakes are beautiful---perfect for Easter!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean Liz, I have learned so much.

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  15. What beautiful cupcakes!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter :)

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    1. Thanks Kris, yes we had a wonderful Easter. Take care!

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