My cousin asked me for a recipe for healthy cupcakes to send with her baby boy to daycare to celebrate his first birthday with all his little friends. The creation of these Mini Carrot Cupcakes with Walnut Frosting was filled with mainly one thing: love! What an honor to be asked and what joy to create a healthy birthday cupcake for a gorgeous little boy. Now, take into consideration that these cupcakes were meant for a daycare in Germany where there are usually no restrictions for taking nuts to daycare or feeding babies and toddlers nuts. In Canada and the US I have learned this is usually not allowed and the frosting would have to be replaced by a cream cheese based or of some other sort OOORR as a much better solution: prepared for and eaten by adults, ha! Who does not want to be a volunteer for that!
The frosting is important. Very! It is the best part of the cupcake, do not simply skip making it. The muffin alone is just one in a million, the frosting is what makes it absolutely unique and first birthday or ninety nine birthday worthy!