Sweet celebrations are needed now more than ever, in my opinion. With the year we’ve had, things have looked dark, but we’re beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. I firmly believe in celebrating life whenever possible, especially when things get difficult. Celebrations can simply be acknowledging the good things in our lives and honoring them. They can be giving a gift to someone who’s down or who’s having a big event happen in their life without being able to really enjoy it the way they would have a couple of years ago. One thing we’ve been celebrating this past week in the Manz household, is the welcoming of my sister’s new baby! This will be my children’s first, “first” cousin and my kiddies couldn’t be more excited
We’re all over the moon, but we’re also bummed that she can’t have a real baby shower due to COVID restrictions. We’re not letting that stop us, though. In place of the shower or sprinkle, I’m going to make some delicious carrot cake cupcakes to drop off at her house. It will be a simple, sweet treat to let her know how excited we all are for the birth of the baby and that we want to celebrate that. Gemma, my little sous chef just loves being in the kitchen, so she and I are going to whip up these fun cupcakes to drop over to her house. My sister loves carrot cake, so I’m hoping she’ll love our spin on these!
I’ll be making the celebration even better by limiting the added sugar and calories in these tasty cupcakes with the help of Truvia® sweeteners. I used Truvia® Sweet Complete™ in the cupcake batter and Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener in the delectable cream cheese frosting. Both sweeteners are one-to-one replacements for granulated and powdered sugar, respectively, so we get all the flavor without having to do a bunch of complicated math equations.
Truvia® Sweet Complete™ is made with a combination of stevia, chicory root fiber, and erythritol and a total game changer in everything from cocktails to BBQ glazes to dessert. Besides reducing the overall added sugar and calories, Sweet Complete™ also bakes and browns in recipes – making it my go-to for baking cupcakes and beyond.
Ingredients Carrot Cupcakes:
2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1⁄2 cups Truvia Sweet Complete®Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup canola oil
1⁄2 cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
2 1⁄2 cups finely shredded carrots
3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
1 1⁄2 cup Truvia Sweet Complete®Confectioners Sweetener
6 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
½ cup unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Sprinkles of choice
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine flour, Truvia® Sweet Complete™ All-Purpose Sweetener for the cake, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and whisk together. In a second bowl, beat eggs, then mix in canola oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and carrots. Add carrot mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine. Fold in walnuts. Pour batter into cupcake tins. Bake for 30 minutes.
Now let’s make the frosting! Add Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener to cream cheese, butter, vanilla and whip with a mixer until light and fluffy. Frost cupcakes and top with your favorite toppings, such as sprinkles and shredded coconut.
Gemma and I were so excited to bake up these carrot cake cupcakes for my sister. I know she’s going to love them and the sentiment behind them. Join me and create your own celebration with Truvia®! After all, it’s not the sugar that makes sweet celebrations (in-person or otherwise) so wonderfully memorable!
20 thoughts on “Sweet Celebrations Are In Order”
I love this idea of sweet celebrations! After the year we’ve had, we need something to lift our spirits. I love that we can do it without extra sugar!
I love this. Sometimes, you just need something nice to lift the spirits. I can’t wait to try using Truvia in my desserts.
It is definitely time to celebrate since we have been living under a cloud for over a year. And trying to do it healthier — very cool! Congratulations to your sister and I hope she enjoyed the muffins!
I love desserts but I can’t have that much sugar (I am an owner of a useless pancreas. Haha). Glad that there are now sugar substitutes! I am now going to be able to enjoy desserts without the guilt. Thanks for the recipe too and congratulations to your sister.
What I love about this, at first glance is the Mother and daughter bonding is really a thing of beauty. I believe that what it takes to make an amazing and wonderful food recipe.
Awe this is so exciting and so beautiful mama! Definitely saving this for an idea for my kids, mama!
It is wonderful that children participate in the creation of food also to appreciate more what they prepare, especially if it is healthy!
Oooh, I’m an avid user of Stevia and erythritol!! This looks another good substitite for sugar — esp since it has both! And am loving that recipe — simple and quite easy to follow!
My girls adore baking with me! They get all dirty and make my work harder. But we all enjoy it. We will defenetly try your recipe. Thanks
I love Truvia. I use it all the time because I try to limit my sugar intake. It’s always worked very well for me.
Those carrot cake muffins are looking quite delicious and it’s healthy as well. Sounds like you had tons of fun making it and that product looks great.
These look and sound fabulous! And congratulations to your sister, I’m sure you guys are all so excited!
congratulations to your sister and your entire family! What an exciting time for sure – I am sure that your kids will be so sweet with that little baby, and love it to pieces! Great recipe too – blessings!
I love carrots so I’ll definitely try this recipe. It looks so good! Can’t wait to bake my own batch.
It sounds and looks amazing! Thank for the inspo, i may give it a go tomorrow.
Indeed sweet celebrations is a must for me. Life is too short so we better celebrate every day and even small wins. Thanks for the recipes! I’ll try to make using your recipe too.
i love cooking with my daughter. these look awesome. ya’ll did such an amazing job.
We should all celebrate in our own little way, especially with our kids. We need a dose of positivity as much as we can with what’s happening to the world right now. Nice recipe, too.
You explained the carrot muffin recipe so well. Love your pictures. So beautifully shot. And, lastly congratulations!
Look great! The cake seeming like a easy-to-do cooking for a young girl to do. I will do this with my daughter.