Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. and line twelve 1/2-cup muffin tins with paper
In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. In another
bowl whisk together oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla and with a wooden spoon
beat in flour mixture until combined well. Add carrots, walnuts, and
stirring until just combined. Fill muffin tins two thirds full with batter
(there will be enough batter remaining to make 4 more cupcakes) and bake in
middle of oven until a tester comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Turn
cupcakes out onto a rack and cool completely. Muffin tins may be used again
immediately for second cupcake batch. Cupcakes may be made 2 days ahead and
kept in airtight containers.
In a bowl beat together icing ingredients until fluffy. Icing may be made 2
days ahead and chilled in an airtight container. Soften icing at room
temperature to spreading consistency.
Spread icing on cupcakes.