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Carrot cupcakes

 19 ratings

Prep Time:15 mins

Cooking Time:20 mins

Serves:18 Adults

Carrot cupcakes

Adapted from 101 Square Meals. A simple, sweet and tasty recipe.


  • 225g / 8oz. of caster sugar
  • 225g / 8oz. of grated carrots, raw
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml of vegetable oil
  • 250g / 9oz. of white self-raising flour, sieved
  • 100g / 3 ½ oz. low-fat cream cheese
  • 55g / 2oz. icing sugar
  • Zest of one orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Line your tray with baking cases.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, grated carrots, eggs and oil together. Fold in flour and mix until combined.
  4. Divide the mixture between 18 baking cases, then bake for 15-20 minutes until the cupcakes have risen and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  5. Place on a wire tray to cool.
  6. Beat the cream cheese, icing sugar and orange zest together. Spread over the cooled cupcakes.

What you will need

  • Cheese grater
  • Kitchen scales
  • Large muffin tray
  • Measuring jug(for liquids)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

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