These chocolate carrot cupcakes are a step up from carrot cake & great any time of the year but with our chocolate spider web they’re perfect for Halloween.
I was perusing my favorite blogs last week when I came across one that mentioned Kitchenaid was raising money for Susan G. Komen Foundation through a Cook for the Cure program. All you had to do was bake some cupcakes during the month of October and place a picture of them on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #10000cupcakes, #donate and @KitchenAidUSA and they would donate $1 to help find a cure for breast cancer. What an awesome thing to do!
Since I am in the middle of #Choctoberfest I thought, why not just whip up some chocolate cupcakes for the cause. And since I seem to be on a roll of including veggies in my chocolate recipes I chose to make Chocolate Carrot Cupcakes. And they came out delicious!
It is a little different than most of the recipes I found on the internet since I subbed in some applesauce, unsweetened of course, for some of the oil, but no one would notice the difference. I also added some special chocolate spider webs as a decoration that would make them great to serve as a Halloween party treat.
Two of our sponsors for Choctoberfest, Imperial Sugar and Divine Chocolate, happily provided me with plenty of sugar and delicious chocolate to create this recipe. Their products are awesome, honestly, so give their websites a look-see if you get the chance.
Chocolate Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Yield: 16-18 cupcakes
These chocolate carrot cupcakes are a step up from carrot cake & great any time of the year but with our chocolate spider web they're perfect for Halloween.