These Amish Friendship Bread cupcakes use chunky applesauce and spicy nutmeg and cloves for a delicious carrot cake variation.
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1 cup sugar plus extra for dusting
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus extra for dusting
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 box vanilla instant pudding
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 3 cups carrots shredded
Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
Grease one muffin tin. Dust with cinnamon-sugar mixture of ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ½ cup sugar.
Pour the batter evenly into muffin wells and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture on the top.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
This carrot cake Amish Friendship Bread recipe is always a big hit, especially when made into cupcakes and topped with our Cream Cheese Frosting. We used a chunky applesauce that gave the bread an excellent texture and paired wonderfully with plump raisins and carrots. It helps to keep packages of the 4-ounce cups of applesauce on hand, so you can add it to a recipe anytime.
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