calendar carrot cake cupcakes

I haven't baked in like forever which is really unlike me because baking has always been therapy for me. Morning sickness and the darkness of winter left me feeling totally uninspired lately, but I am finally feeling like pumped up in the kitchen again. 

Okay, so I am completely smitten with my Susan Branch calendar. Every month has like these amazing quotes and how to's and recipes here and there and it's precious. For the month of April there is a recipe for carrot cake cupcakes and we tried them this past weekend and holy crap, they are delicious. DELICIOUS. Literally eating one right now. 

Here's the recipe: 

 

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*Softening butter in the sunshine for the soul.