Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Carrot Cake Cupcakes and a Giveaway for my 100th Post!!

I can’t believe this is my 100th post! Time sure flies. I am having such a great time doing all this baking and cooking and I am so thankful to all of you who take the time to read my posts!

If cream cheese icing shipped better I would send each and every one of you one of these delicious cupcakes. But since they would end up a pile of mush by the time they got to you I am going to give you something else…

A chance to win one of my favourite baking tools.
This awesome Silpat mat! Oh and this jar of my favourite popcorn!
You will be baking up a storm and eating popcorn for dinner in no time.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me "what kind of recipe you would like to see on My Tiny Oven".

That is it! Easy!

I will draw at random 1 winner, on Friday. Comments will be closed at 12:00midnight Thursday.

I will post the winners comment and you can contact me via email with your shipping info and I will send out your stuff!

Here is the recipe for these insanely good carrot cake cupcakes, just in case you want to make a batch for yourself.

What you need,
4 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup jarred baby food carrot puree (this is the secret ingredient!)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. all spice
3 cups lightly packed grated raw carrots
½ cup raisins (optional)
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
I like mine without the raisins and nuts but you go for it if wanna!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper cups (I got 20 cupcakes)

In a large bowl of an electric mixer. Beat eggs until frothy. Add in white and brown sugars gradually, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in oil and carrot puree. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice. Slowly add flour mixture into wet beat until just mixed.

Stir in the carrots. Add in the raisins/nuts if you are using.

Scoop batter by the large ice cream scoopful into prepared muffin cups, about ¾ ways full. Bake for 18-22 minutes until golden brown and a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack.

Once the cupcakes are completely cool you can slather them in cream cheese icing! These are the best carrot cupcakes ever! So super moist and flavourful!

Cream Cheese Icing,

1- 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
¼ cup butter
½ tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups icing sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and icing sugar and beat until smooth.

I just wanted to say thank you all again so much for taking the time to read my crazy little blog! I love feed back so feel free to leave a comment anytime, but especially on this post!!

Good luck!

Love all you guys!


PS.The Silpat people have no idea who I am, I just love the product and thought you might too. Same with the fancy popcorn people! This giveaway is fully sponsored by little old me!


  1. Congratulations on your 100th post! I have enjoyed even single one of them, and have tried almost all!! I would love to see some summer stuff! I grow my own fresh raspberries and rhubarb and also have access to yummy crab apples...i would love to see something using these ingredients!! What's a raspberry fool? I read somewhere Henry the 8th loved them, what are they? Anyways, even if I don't win I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! You rock!!! Keep up the amazing job!!!

  2. I would like to see a good healthy desert recipe that I can use this summer!!!

    You can bring me my prize when you come to visit me!! wink wink, LOL!!

    My carrot cake secret ingredient is crushed pineaplle! I will have to try the baby food sometime.

  3. Way to go Jennifer on your 100th post!!! I am enjoying all your recipes and your blog is great!! I would like to see a new and different recipe using rhubarb as my rhubarb plant is getting ahead of me!! Looking forward to your 101st post -- keep up the good work!! :)

  4. great one of my very favorites. I would like to see some recipes using vegetables always need new ways of doing up the same old veggies.. Of course any recipe is great love them all and they are so easy to make keep up the good work..mom

  5. i love when your blog emails me when you get a new post! lots of the food looks so tasty! i am a picky eater but i do love deserts! but i also love noodles and cheese and rice and chicken, but not with bones, and also i do like moose meat and fish but mostly just fish my grampa catches. do you know any good recipes with these ingredients? Oh, I am only 8 years old, is that too young for your contest? lol!

  6. Impressive! 100 posts, How many additional calories does that add up too - and those posts, are they at the expense of trips to the gym?! Cooking, photography, typing, editing, it's addictive isn't it! too bad you can't blog about pies, since someone hasn't returned your pie plate! Husband leaves Sunday, so I'll definitely be able to find time for a visit after that. Keep cooking, baking, bbqing, laughing, enjoying...calories don't count. It's about loving life :)

  7. I'd love cold salad ideas. Lettuce, pasta, quinoa, anything that can served cold!

  8. A super yummy summer cocktail!!!

  9. Congrats on your 100th post! That cream cheese frosting looks to die for! I think you should try some kind of fancy dessert...but I am always thinking of sweets:)

  10. Congrats on your 100th post! Your recipes are great, your photos are awesome, and your blog is entertaining and real! We love you and your labour of love! In terms of recipes that I'd like to see, I'm always interested in bigger-batch dinner recipes that I can make on a weekend and freeze for individual dinners during the work week. Congrats again, and keep up the awesome blog!

  11. I'd love to see either summer desserts or cocktails! Loved stumbling upon your blog! :) Great giveaway! 100 posts, congrats!

  12. I love your assortment of meals/desserts.. and would love to see more ideas for grilling and some summer desserts!! Congrats on 100 posts!

  13. Congratulations on your 100th post. I check your blog everyday and it makes me smile. It's not as congested as some of the other blogs. You keep things simple, fresh and very easy to navigate.
    I think since I will be knee deep in zucchini this summer, I would love some recipes to use them up. Also, any recipes for fresh tomato sauces.
    Thank you,

  14. Wow. Good for you Jen. I love reading your blog and your recipes always make me hungry. Since I have found out I have gluten, wheat and dairy allergies I am always looking for baking treats that are free of such things. I would love to see if you have any treats up your sleeves. Keep on cooking good looking! xo