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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

by Meghann on August 29, 2009

Welcome to your late 20s Anthony!

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It’s all downhill from here. hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am happy to say the rest of my day flew by. I love Fridays! Everything about them just rocks.

This afternoon I was a bit apprehensive about trying this Peach Fruition Bar.

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It was a Healthy Living Summit swag bag goodie and I’ve heard mix reviews. Personally I’m not a fan of fruit flavored bars – especially raw ones – but I like to try everything just once to see if there’s a chance this bar is different.

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I was pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoyed it! The bar wasn’t too fruity or sweet and had a great overall flavor. Well done Fruition! I have the Blueberry flavor hiding in my cabinet and I’m interested to compare the two.

After work it was baking time!!!

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The lovely people at BetterBody Foods sent me an example of Xagave. According to the site Xagave is a premium blend of raw & organic Agave Salmiana (White Agave) and organic Inulin from Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave).

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I have seen agave nectar pop up all over the blog world, but have never experimented with it on my own. I was excited to finally be given the chance to do so. The Xagave even came with a great recipe full of ideas of how to use the Xagave in both meals and baked dishes.

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Upon the initial flip my eye have been been glued to the Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It seemed easy enough. Throw everything in an oven and bake. Sounds good to me!

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The recipe made a TON of batter. I filled up 2 dozen cups worth and had enough batter left over for atleast another dozen!

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While the cupcakes were baking I started on the icing. Another Xagave recipe

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The original recipe didn’t make enough so I ended up adding more butter and sugar until I had enough.

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Not bad right?

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I was so busy with the cupcakes that my mind was lost on what to make for dinner. I ended up throwing together a very basic, quick meal.

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Some Uncle Bens 90 Second Brown Rice mixed with Great Northern Beans.

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And some Okra Fries and Ketchup.

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I packed up the cupcakes and headed to Kelly and Anthony’s where I started with a Tangerine Wheat Beer.

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I immediately regretted buying this beer as I walked out of Whole Foods today. I drank about half, but couldn’t finish it. Yuck!

Luckily the cupcakes made up for my poor taste in beer.

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I had 1 and then another 1/2 later on.

I am happy to say the cupcakes were a success!

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People were going back for seconds and asking to take some home with them!

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Thanks to Xagave and their great recipe for producing yummy carrot cake cupcakes!

The rest of the evening was pretty much dominated by Maddie and Oliver.

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They played non stop for over 2 hours!

The whole evening was very casual and it was great to catch up with some of my favorite Orlando Girls.

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Stephanie, Kelly, Caitlin and Megan.

Happy 26th Birthday Anthony!! I hope its another good year. ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Run Sarah August 29, 2009 at 1:05 am

Those cupcakes look awesome – especially the frosting, yum!

2 Sweet and Fit August 29, 2009 at 1:16 am

Happy Birthday Anthony! and great job on the cupcakes – they look absolutely amazing!!

3 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 29, 2009 at 1:17 am

Mmm Mmm carrot cake is my ultimate weakness!! I love the chopped nuts on top!

4 WholeBodyLove August 29, 2009 at 1:53 am

Those cupcakes look delicious! I love the detail with the almonds and drizzle in the frosting.

5 Julia August 29, 2009 at 1:58 am

Oliver and Maddie are soo cute! Great job with the cupcakes, they look delish!

6 lessonstolearn August 29, 2009 at 6:25 am

Those look amazing! I am a huge chocolate person and always choose a chocolate dessert…unless there is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

7 Susan August 29, 2009 at 7:16 am

Cupcakes look fab! I had carrot cake on my b-day this year too. Sososo good. Especially when cream cheese icing is involved ๐Ÿ˜‰

8 angieinatlanta August 29, 2009 at 7:31 am

Wow, I know you say you aren’t a baker but those cupcakes look super yummy! I love baking with agave; I have an awesome banana, chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses agave and it gives them the absolutely best, moist taste!

9 Nicole August 29, 2009 at 7:38 am

Mmmmm, those cupcakes look terrific!!! I could surely go for a carrot cake cupcake!

10 Aimee August 29, 2009 at 7:48 am

I love the puppy pictures!! Which one is more the “alpha dog”? It looks like they took turns being on top.

11 Niki August 29, 2009 at 8:11 am

The cupcakes looks fab!! Totally loving the doggie pics! What kind is Oliver?

12 Katrina (gluten free gidget) August 29, 2009 at 8:42 am

Masterful cupcakes, my dear!

13 Mandy A August 29, 2009 at 9:07 am

The cupcakes look so yummy!!! I’m sure you did a great job!

What’s your favorite way to eat Okra?? I have some in the fridge right now and have never had it before! haha

The Orlando ladies looked beautiful! Glad you had a great night!

14 Matt August 29, 2009 at 9:10 am

Mmm cupcakes…

15 Hangry Pants August 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

The cupcakes look so great. Good job Meghann!!! Also, you are going to have so much fun with your agave!!!!

16 Evan Thomas August 29, 2009 at 10:49 am

Everything about those cupcakes look great. Is the recipe online somewhere?

17 jennax12 August 29, 2009 at 1:31 pm

is that dress from AE?? if it is… i have it ๐Ÿ™‚

18 kristi (sweet cheeks) August 29, 2009 at 3:27 pm

ahhh you’ve got me drooling over those cupcakes!! They look amazing!

19 anthony August 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm

thanks for cupcakes. they were yum. also thanks for the comment about life being downhill from here ๐Ÿ™‚

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