World of Warcraft is a MMORPG, where players work together to complete quests, defeat raid bosses, have miniature pet battles, and see how many times they can spam the word “fag” before getting a temporary ban. The game is rather old now, but still wildly popular.
In the game, players eat designated “food items” to restore health, the amount of health restored being dependent on the food eaten. These food items usually have a level requirement to be eaten. One of my favorites, the Carrot Cupcake, always made me crave the real thing when my character chowed them down!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 extra-large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups grated carrots
- 1 cup raisins (Optional)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (Optional)
- 1/2 Cup finely chopped pineapple (Optional)
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes (Optional)
For the frosting:
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla (optional)
- Icing Dye – Orange (or yellow, or red) and Green
- Icing bags & Decorating Tips – Carrot and Leaves
- Muffin Tin liners – White
Now, I am going to tell you to mix the ingredients in a certain order. This should make the cakes come out better. However, my “it’s all going to the same place” rule applies here, meaning that as long as said ingredients get together, you will have cake. Magic!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the sugar, oil, and vanilla together. Add the eggs, 1 at a time.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add the grated carrots, raisins, walnuts, pineapple, coconut, friendship, to the remaining flour. Mix well, and add to the batter.
Mix until just combined. This is actually (somewhat) important. Just don’t overmix it.
Line muffin pans with paper liners. Scoop the batter into the muffin cups, about 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Again, I don’t realllyyy time things. Cool on a rack.
Next, after the cakes have cooled: Icing!
Mix powdered sugar and cream cheese together until it tastes good. If you need more, add more powdered sugar and more cream cheese. It’s that simple. Make sure you have a good amount. Separate a small amount to dye orange, and a very very small amount to dye green. Leave the rest white.
Cover the tops of the cupcakes with white icing. Try to make is completely white, leaving a dome like structure on top of the cake. Then, fill an icing bag with orange icing and pipe out the carrots. You can practice on wax paper first. After the carrots are done, use a leaf tip to add carrot leaves.
And you have yourself a batch of Carrot Cupcakes! Must remain seated while eating.