Bart: Ugh! Carrot cake? Blechh! [Puts cupcake back together]
Party Guest: Oh, carrot cake! Mmm! So moist!
– Chief of Hearts (The Simpsons Season 21 – Episode 18)
Gross. Just the thought of eating a muffin that someone else had taken a bite of and then put back together and then I took a bite of it and didn’t realize…oh, dear god, no! And, if you weren’t already grossed out enough, I also want to talk about the word moist – which a lot of people seem to have a problem with.
Personally, I have more of an issue with partially regurgitated food then I do with a word like moist, wait actually, I don’t have any issue with the word moist and I don’t understand why it bothers people. Here’s hoping my muffins turn out delicious and moist! See, it’s ok because it doesn’t bother me.
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups carrots
- 2/3 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F and line your muffin tray with paper liners. Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder). Grate carrots and combine with oil and eggs. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just mixed. Pour into muffin tin no more than 2/3 full. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
Remove cream cheese from the fridge and allow it to warm up, about half an hour. Blend the cream cheese and butter together and add vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar slowly until you reach a good consistency for frosting. Frost the carrot muffins after they have fully cooled.
Do kids actually hate carrot cake? Since I have no kids and three money, you can see why I would be confused. I think these muffins tasted really good (and moist!) and also quite sweet, which is something kids usually like. Maybe kids dislike carrot cake because they contain a carrots (the cake, not the kids) and carrots are a vegetable? Once again, I’m confused and would appreciate reader input.
So, your homework is as follows:
- Explain why the word moist is gross
- Explain why (if?) children dislike carrot cake
- Eat a stick of butter
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Moist Carrot Cake Muffins Recipe From: Chief of Hearts (The Simpsons Season 21 – Episode 18)