Carrot Cupcake Craigh na Dun inspired by Outlander

Carrot Cupcake Craigh na Dun

As the evening star began to glow among the black pines’ branches, I concluded that in this situation reason was of little use.  I would have to rely on something else; just what, I wasn’t sure.  I turned toward the split rock and took a step, then another, and another, and before I even knew that I had decided, I was halfway down the slope, scrabbling wildly at grass clumps, slipping and falling through the patches of granite scree.

When I reached the cottage, breathless with fear lest he had left already, I was reassured to see Donas hobbled and grazing nearby.  The horse raised his head and eyed me unpleasantly.  Walking softly, I pushed the door open.

Outlander (Chapter 25 – Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live)

Claire has had a tough week -- not to mention a killer past few months.

In just the last seven days, she’s been tricked into a thieves’ hole, put on trial for witchcraft, stripped to the waist in front of a jeering crowd, whisked away from certain death at the very last minute by her hero on his steed, and then dragged across the Highlands, exhausted and in shock, to a destination unknown.  And somewhere in all of that, she had a birthday!

But now that the decision has been made, and she is where she’s going to stay (for now), it’s time to give the woman a hug (JAMMF, I’ll let you take care of that), and a cupcake.

ICED CARROT CUPCAKE

Cupcakes can cure a surprising number of life’s ills, especially these carrot cupcakes with cheese cream frosting.  The shredded coconut helps to keep them moist, and contributes a rich, natural sweetness.

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