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chocolate carrot cupcake

Chocolate carrot cupcakes

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  • PediaSure<sup>®</sup> doodle of a clock that represents cooking timePreparation time: 25 min
  • PediaSure<sup>®</sup> doodle of a clock that represents cooking timeCooking time: 30 min
  • PediaSure<sup>®</sup> doodle of a clock that represents cooking timeRefrigeration time (icing): 2h
  • PediaSure<sup>®</sup> doodle of a fork and spoon that represents recipe servingsServings: 12

Dietitian's note:Your kid will never know there are carrots in these delicious and moist cupcakes! Each cupcake provides 4 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fibre.

  • Stephanie Jamain, RD | Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition
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  • 235 mL (1 bottle) Vanilla PediaSure Complete®
  • 250 mL (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 80 mL (⅓ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) baking soda
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) cinnamon
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) nutmeg
  • 1 mL (¼ tsp) ground cloves
  • 1 mL (¼ tsp) salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125 mL (½ cup) brown sugar, packed
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) vegetable oil
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) unsweetened applesauce
  • 375 mL (1½ cups) carrots (approximately 3 large carrots), grated

Easy Chocolate Icing:



Serving size: 1 cupcake topped with 20 mL of icing

  • Calories260
  • Fat13 g
  • Sodium218 mg
  • Carbohydrate34 g
  • Dietary fibre2.5 g
  • Protein4 g


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a 12-count muffin tray with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. Sift together flour and cocoa into a large bowl. Add all remaining dry ingredients (baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt) and mix together until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, oil, applesauce, and PediaSure Complete® until smooth.
  4. Using a spatula, scrape wet mixture over dry ingredients. Add carrots and stir everything together until homogeneous, making sure not to over mix.
  5. Spoon batter into muffin cups, dividing batter equally.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before icing.

For the icing:

  1. Place chocolate chips and PediaSure Complete® into a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until melted and smooth.
  3. Transfer to bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.


  1. Substitute Vanilla PediaSure Complete® for Chocolate or Strawberry Flavours.

Nutrition Information of recipe was calculated with original PediaSure Complete® formulation.

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