PTM Makes 18 1 cups sugar 2 cups AP flour 1 cup softened butter or oil 1 cup sourdough starter 1 1/2 teaspoons soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 eggs 2 1/2 cups grated carrots 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Sourdough Carrot Cake Muffin

A sourdough carrot cake muffin can start your morning off with a surprising taste, is it a dessert or breakfast? Well you be the judge.  I put half the sugar in for breakfast and bust it for dessert. Sourdough carrot cake muffins are very versatile. You can add coconut, pineapple or shredded coconut. It will make it into a morning glory muffin!

Life is too short not to enjoy the better things in life, like sourdough. Check out my other recipes for sourdough, you won’t be disappointed.

Step 1, the night before:

1 cups sugar

2 cups AP flour

1 cup softened butter or oil

1 cup sourdough starter

Step 2, Day of making the muffins:
1 1/2 teaspoons soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 eggs

2 1/2 cups grated carrots

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl combine the soft butter and sugar. Mix until creamy. Add the sourdough starter and blend well, then mix the flour into the sourdough. Place into the refrigerator overnight for fermentation.

Next morning in a separate bowl, beat eggs and then add the eggs, carrots, walnuts, and vanilla into the sourdough mixture. Then add the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and blend well.

Prepare muffin tin by cutting sheets of parchment to fit the muffin tins. You can use cup cake liners also.

Fill the cups with a 1/2 cup of the sourdough carrot batter.


Bake for 20 minutes and then check to see the doneness of the cupcake.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 ounce cream cheese

8 tablespoons soft butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

Touch of milk if needed

Mix all ingredients until fluffy. You may need to have a touch of milk to mix the ingredients to a smooth icing. Remember it needs to be stiff to pipe on the cupcakes. Swirl with pipping on top of the muffins.

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