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Carrot Cupcakes recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Cupcakes are fab treats for adults and children alike and this simple recipe for carrot cupcakes is a great way to get your children involved in cooking. The icing is super simple to make, too - and the tangy orange flavour makes for a yummy topping.


  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 125g butter
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 75g grated carrot
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a 12 hole cupcake tin with liners.

  2. Sieve together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg together. In another bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, making sure the first egg is combined before adding the next. Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir to combine. Fold in the carrots. Divide the mixture between the prepared cupcake liners. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

  3. Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar together until smooth. Stir in the orange juice. Spoon over the cupcakes.

If you like, add some orange rind to the icing or if you don't have any orange juice, you can use orange extract. Recipe makes 12.

Author: Laura Young.

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150gabout 5 oz (5.29095 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
125gabout 4 oz (4.409125 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
75gabout 3 oz (2.645475 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
100gabout 4 oz (3.5273 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
180C350F / Gas Mark 4


Published: September 7, 2012
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