Just like life, recipes are in constant evolution. This cupcake started out as a carrot muffin, which tasted fine, but was missing a note. So I added ground ginger, which spiced up the "muffins" in a good way, but then they needed a bit of cream--or frosting, which is how they ended up. The orange zest in the frosting complements the medley of spices in the carrot cake cupcakes. In the end, what is a muffin anyway? It's really a cupcake without frosting, right?
Time: 45 minutes Servings: 14 to 16 cupcakes Level: Easy