This is an easy cake that is absolutely scrumptious.  You simply add three ingredients to our Vanilla Bean cake mix.  We served this in the store as a sample to carrott cakecustomers and they loved it.  Nearly everyone asked for the recipe. Make this recipe as a cake or turn them into cupcakes.

The Cupcakes

1 Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes cake mix
1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup grated carrots
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup nuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Make the baby cakes as directed on package adding the baking powder, carrots, cinnamon and nuts to the batter. Bake at 325 for 16 minutes or until done. Cool on a wire rack.


The Frosting

1 four-ounce package of cream cheese (or 1/2 of an eight-ounce block), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon meringue powder
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Cream the granulated sugar with the cream cheese.  Add the other ingredients and beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cupcakes with a knife, or pipe onto each cupcake with a star or round tip.

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