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Friday, May 13, 2011

Celebrity Cook Along ~ Paula Deen

is hosting a

Celebrity Cook Along

with the favorite southern chef,

Paula Deen.

I'm joining in with Paula Deen's recipe for

The Best Ever Carrot Cake Cupcakes.

You can find the recipe here.

It was created for Smithfield,

and let me tell you, it's a winner!

This recipe substitutes

crushed pineapple and applesauce

in place of the large amount of

oil typically found in carrot cake recipes.

That's a good thing!

I made them for Easter and topped the traditional

cream cheese butter icing with green sugar sprinkles.

Then I topped that with sugar carrots and

rabbit cupcake toppers from World Market.

Both tasty and cute!

Paula Deen's
Best Ever Carrot Cake Cupcakes

are moist and full of flavor.

The chef requested that I make mini

ones to keep in the freezer for a quick snack.

That too is a good idea!

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