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January 13, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — by Rachel @ 1:45 pm

…did they fall? These Carrot Cake Cupcakes are only my second attempt from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. The coconut limes ones were perfect, fluffy and high. These carrot cuppers rose, then fell and browned too much in they oven. They looked kind of pitiful when they came out. I don’t know why they did this, but it seemed to me like the recipe had too little flour (2/3 c. for 12 cupcakes). I let my cousin stir up the batter; I don’t think he overbeat it? Then the oven was too hot, but not by more than 25 degrees… umm, that sounds a lot worse than it looked on the oven thermometer when I put the batter in. These were my mom’s birthday present from me, and I wanted them to be perfect. But the texture was a little overly moist and fall-apart-y.

However, the flavor was really nice. I used black walnuts, which I did not know would taste so funny, but my parents liked them, my dad gettin’ all nostalgic over them and talking about picking fresh black walnuts. The veg cream cheese frosting was awesome, so I really liked the middle of the cakes, where it was all welled up in the indentation.



  1. aw, poop! no fair. they still look good though.

    Comment by Celine — January 15, 2008 @ 9:37 am |Reply

  2. These do look good! I have that book and have been curious about this recipe.

    Comment by cakespy — January 15, 2008 @ 11:09 am |Reply

  3. They taste pretty good (especially the frosting), but the texture is just a disappointment.

    Comment by Rachie — January 15, 2008 @ 1:51 pm |Reply

  4. I don’t know the recipe, but I have had this happen before. A few causes:

    tampering with the batter (once it is in the cups, or stirring too much in advance)
    too much sugar (lower by a bit, this causes the browning, caramelizing effect and can weigh them down)

    And yeah, the flour thing may help a bit too, but I recommend these two trials as well. Good Luck!

    Comment by Alisa — January 24, 2008 @ 3:10 pm |Reply

  5. Thanks, Alisa!

    Comment by Rachie — January 25, 2008 @ 12:13 am |Reply

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  7. I made these cupcakes yesterday & they also rose…then fell. Maybe it’s not even us? Anyway, I was disappointed at the extra browning on top, the the moist-ness was wonderful.

    Comment by Jenny — October 17, 2010 @ 4:01 pm |Reply

  8. when i was a kid, i love to receive an assortment of birthday presents like teddy bears and mechanical toys ,-`

    Comment by Pedestal Table — November 24, 2010 @ 6:28 pm |Reply

  9. Wow, ok i know this post is super old but googled this b/c i had the same problem w/ these cupcakes-they fell and were basically destoyed. they fell much worse than yours. i toss them and made a new batch-adjusting the flour to 1 cup +2T of flour. it was thick so i used about 1T almond milk. They didn’t rise as high as other cupcakes but they did not fall and there was no indentation. how disappointing these amazing cookbook authors overlooked this. :/

    Comment by April — August 11, 2012 @ 4:39 pm |Reply

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