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Single-Lady Carrot Cake Cupcake

Once upon a time, I devised a super-healthy cupcake to bring to a nursing home.

A Popularity Contest

Voted most popular? The 24-Carrot Cupcakes.

With their good-for-you stats and delicious taste, it seemed everyone in bloggieland wanted to be their friend. However, the cupcakes must’ve done something to fall out of favor with the “in” crowd; recently they’ve felt very lonely. How lonely? Why, single-lady lonely, of course!

vegan carrot cake cupcake

Single-Lady Carrot Cake Cupcake

(Serves One!)

  • 30g (scant 1/4 cup) flour
  • 20g applesauce, oil, or pre-melted margarine (scant 1T plus 1 tsp)
  • a little over 1/16th tsp salt
  • about 1T shredded carrot (20g)
  • 1T water or milk of choice (or a little more if needed)
  • 1/4 tsp each vanilla extract, cinnamon, and baking powder
  • sweetener, such as 1 packet NuNaturals stevia or 2 tsp sugar

Combine all dry ingredients, then mix in liquid (including applesauce, if using). Transfer to a muffin tin, ramekin, or even a mini loaf pan. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 325F, for 12-15 minutes. Or try cooking it in the microwave!

See 24 carrot-cupcake post for nutrition information.

vegan carrot cupcake

I iced my carrot cupcake with Healthy Cream-Cheese Icing.

And added a little shredded carrot for panache.

Super Bowl Sunday

How did you spend your Sunday? Did you watch the Super Bowl?

Football’s not my favorite sport to watch (that’d be hockey). However, depending on the teams involved, I’m sometimes interested in the Super Bowl. This year, not so much. But I did go to a party… and I did bring along a healthy chocolate cake. More on that later this week! And thanks to everyone who weighed in on yesterday’s post. There didn’t seem to be any clear-cut winners, but I’d love to hear your thoughts if you haven’t yet left them.

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Published on February 7, 2011

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  1. Jennifer says

    Maybe it’s me and the fact that my brain doesn’t work on Mondays as well as it does on other days (if it ever does!), but are there any carrots in the cupcake itself?

    I am, though, a great lover of carrot cake, so this is very exciting!

  2. Albizia says

    The concept of carrot cake is not very clear for me but I also thought there should be carrots in it. But carrot cake is not very popular on this side of the Earth 🙂 .

  3. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn says

    Girl, I watche dthe commercials and that was IT. I almost fell asleep during the approx. 3 minutes of the actual game that I watched;)

    Slash carrot cake = my favorite! I made my own carrot cake on my birthday, and ohhh my goodness it lasted so long!

  4. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) says

    Ya gotta love easy single serving recipes especially for favorite baked treats! This looks perfectly delicious! We watched mindless tv last night and played scrabble instead of football. Perfect night if you ask me. Have a great day Katie!

  5. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete says

    The cupcake is so cute!

    I missed Christina singing but I heard about it — I’m sure she is super embarrassed today, I would be! I thought the BEP sounded terrible, did their microphones not work right? The dancing was cool though.

    I loved the Darth Vader/VW commercial and the one where the guy is told “you hit reply all” and then runs around slapping laptops out of everyone’s hands. Ha!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Oh my gosh, I felt exactly the same way! I love the BEPs and was so excited they were the 1/2-time show… but then they started singing (if you can call it that?) and it was awful :-?.
      And the Darth Vader commercial was one of my favorites, too :). (And I liked the reply all one too… you have good taste!) So many of the other ones were trying to get laughs with violence. Apparently violence is funny now?

      • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete says

        For some reason I felt compelled to come back and tell you this — one of my least favorite commercials was the Kim Kardashian Shape-Ups one — I just get annoyed with those shoes in the first place and I hate to think that people will think she keeps her body in shape with those worthless shoes.

  6. Eric Jaffa says

    Why bash Christina Aguilera over a small mistake in a live performance?
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Christina Aguilera says she flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem at the start of the Super Bowl after getting lost in the moment and losing her place.

    She says in a statement, “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of it’s anthem still came through.”*/Article_2011-02-06-Super%20Bowl%20Aguilera/id-b892241514dd4bb7a50e6026b57a600a

  7. Leslie says

    I’ve been waiting for this cupcake recipe for my whole life! I didn’t even know it ;). Will definitely be making this today, and I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks, Katie!

  8. Hannah says

    I know you probably get this all the time….BUT YOU ARE AMAZING!
    No seriously, you are! In my very short blogging life, I can honestly say I find myself on your page every time I open up my computer. I am now a fan of baby-making (and one has even taken the spotlight on my header!), and my list of “To-make” has grown about a page longer, haha.
    To top that all off, I told my roommate last night that I really wanted some carrot cake, and I was super excited when I saw that’s what your post was about today!

    Wow, long comment….but I had to tell you how amazing you are!

  9. Sable says

    I went to the gym during the Superbowl (would’ve watched if my team was playing but honestly I didn’t care who won!) — it was MARVELOUS. I had the place to myself. There was *one* other person there.

  10. Gina says

    Perfection for one is more like it! Now I just need to experiment with a gluten-free flour in this recipe and my belly will be one happy camper 🙂

  11. Cat says

    Must try this recipe tonight… I can’t say we were too into the game last night since the only football I really like watching is college football. Instead of the traditional superbowl food we went for your roasted cauliflower nuggets, some veggie crudite and wine. Who says football parties can’t be fancy? 🙂

    I have to say my fav commercial was the Audi one with the jail for “old money” along with the “Reply All” one. Particularly bc I’ve made that mistake myself!

  12. Rach says

    Definitely loved the commercial with the little boy dressed as Darth Vader playing outside. And his dad starts the car from inside the house. It’s brilliant. I love it. It is SO something my husband would do!

  13. GabyE says

    ooooo that cupcake looks soooo good. (wow there’s a lot of o’s in that sentence)

    + I wanted to tell you I got “food for life’s” moofrey burgers and cluckfrey nuggets at whole foods. I don’t usually eat meat substitutes, but I thought I’d try these after your fabulous review. lol. And they are so delicious, and its so much fun eating them too!

  14. Caitlin (EatFeats) says

    Yay Superbowl! I like watching football, and I was especially interested in this game because it featured two former Cal Bears (Aaron Rodgers and Desmond Bishop). But I totally felt like the odd woman out at the Superbowl Party I attended. Other girls were more interested in cooking and watching the Puppy Bowl–which WAS adorable.

      • CutePi314 says

        Late to the party on this one but…

        I feel the same way about hockey, Katie. My boyfriend just recently got into it after meeting me about 7 months ago, and it was so fun to have to be teaching a GUY about a sport! I’ve been watching hockey since I was born (unfortunately I’ve never seen the Bruins win a Cup, too young), and I absolutely love it. I shout and swear at the TV just like one of the boys. I grew up in and around the sport. I even work at a hockey rink!

        And the Puppy Bowl is the only thing I watch during the Super Bowl. Football…yuck!


        • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

          I hate hockey!!! Hate hate hate!
          Or maybe I’m just feeling bitter… because my beloved Dallas Stars didn’t make the playoffs 🙁 🙁 :(.
          That’s so cool you work at a hockey rink… when I was little, I actually wanted to play! There were no girl leagues, but there are now!

  15. Angie says

    Great recipe! I like how you make it an individual cupcake instead of a dozen! My mom is ready to kill me with all the left over muffins/bars/brownies we have!

  16. Sabine @ thefruitpursuit says

    I have seen these so many times but never tried them, and I just bought an INSANE amount of carrots… 1 + 1 = carrot cake? 😉

  17. [email protected] of Sugar Free says

    YuM! I love topping my carrot cakes with coconut butter 🙂

    I actually was playing in a tennis tournament this weekend, so by the time I got home I was very tired, but I watched it anyway. I’m not a football fan, but I like watching the funny commercials and the half-time show. While having some good ol comfort food in a bowl. 🙂

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