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Delicious!! Finely chopped the walnuts and it added a nice crunch. Did not use raisins. I only made half the frosting, and it made me about 30 small cupcakes. I left 6 without frosting and they were also delicious - great breakfast food!
My family loved this, I mixed everything but the flour, then I added the flour 1 tablespoon at a time and it came out perfect.
This are AMAZING!!! I added chopped walnuts on top along with the carrot shavings.
Definitely made too much frosting! But they tasted delicious!
Mine fell too. I double-checked the ingredients and am positive that I followed them. The batter was tasty, though!
I have never had a Barefoot Contessa recipe fail me until this one. The cupcakes fell in the middle and tasted terrible. I used the correct ingredients and followed the instructions. There was no way for me to even save the pieces of the cupcakes that were cooked. Everything had to be thrown away.
These cupcakes are really good. I omitted the raisins and nuts and they came out really good. I also used grapeseed oil for improved flavor. Very good cake. I really like the icing as well. Very rich and with a good cream cheese flavor. I didn't add as much sugar because I don't like overly-sweet frosting. I am making a batch for the second time right now. I upped the recipe to 36 cupcakes and they came out quite well.
This is a marvelous cake - I didn't bake it as cupcakes, used a baking tray, and brough it to the office - people went nuts about it.
These would definitely get a five star rating for taste. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception that I did not have a paddle attachment for my blender and I skipped the raisins because I findn them disgusting. My cupcakes sunk in the middle quite badly. Once the icing was on them you couldn't tell but I get pretty uptight when things look bad. I don't know why this would happen and I will try and make them again with the paddle and see if that makes a difference. The boys gobbled these down. Mine were also done at the 15 minute mark - seeing as this has been the case for everyone, perhaps the recipe should just be permanently modified? Thanks for posting.