The last time I checked, red velvet cupcakes are still the reigning kings of cupcakes in terms of popularity. While I do love me some red velvet anything, I’m a bigger fan of carrot cupcakes. I still marvel at how good carrot cupcakes (and cakes!) taste, to think I found the concept very strange when I was a kid. I’m getting a friend to bake me some very soon, and I figured it would be interesting to find places that make organic carrot cupcakes.
Here’s a quick list of organic bakeries I found.
Lovely Confections. This Denver, CO-based bakery makes sure to use locally sourced and organic products, and offers carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Grant Farms in Wellington, CO supplies the bakery with some of its ingredients.
Cups and Cakes Bakery. Based in San Francisco, CA, this bakery offers the Killer Carrot, described as “A nut-free, raisin-free spice cake, made with freshly shredded organic carrots” and “topped with our signature tangy cream cheese frosting, and a sprinkling of crispy-sweet candied carrots.”
I Love Cupcakes. This bakery is in Largo, FL, and they promise to “bake you happy”. The carrot cupcake they have is called the Peanut Butter Banana, which features “a moist, organic carrot cupcake topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting & an organic banana chip”. I have never had a carrot cupcake with peanut butter frosting before, so I’m quite interested in this one!
The Organic Cupcake. This Florida-based bakery is the brainchild of a husband-and-wife team who wanted to make sure that their kids are able to eat something yummy and healthy at the same time. They don’t use premixes in their products, and they make sure to operate in an eco-friendly manner too. They actually offer two carrot cupcakes: Orange, Carrot & Golden Raisins, which also boasts a touch of orange, particularly in its cream cheese frosting, and Carrot & Coconut, which features a bit of nutmeg and a vanilla coconut cream cheese frosting.
Big Man Bakes. As you can guess from the name, a big man (named William “Chip” Brown, to be specific) is behind this Los Angeles, CA bakery. Big Man Bakes offers mini and XL cupcakes, and the carrot cupcakes are made with organic carrots.
Pattycake Vegan Bakery. They recycle, they reuse, they deliver their products by bike, their treats don’t contain any animal products–whew! Pattycake in Columbus, OH seems to be doing everything right. Their carrot cupcake (shown in the picture above) looks really good too, and is packed with healthy stuff like contains organic carrots, raisins, tofu, and dry cane juice, among others, and its “cream cheese” frosting is free from animal products.
I know this post is supposed to be about organic carrot cupcakes, but I couldn’t resist including a carrot cake that intrigued me. Respect Organics in Dorset, England offers a carrot cake that is certified organic and is good for vegetarians, too.