Carrot Cake Cupcakes

CarrotCakeCupcakes

Another treat I baked for the Bloggers Bash looked like the above pictures. Well actually the photo shows the exact cakes I made!

If you would like to make Carrot Cake Cupcakes, follow the recipe below.

Ingredients for Cake

175g light muscovado sugar
100g wholemeal self-raising flour
100g self-raising flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp mixed spice
zest of 1 orange
2 eggs
150ml sunflower oil
200g grated carrots

Ingredients for icing

100g softened butter
300g soft cheese
100g icing sugar, sifted
1tsp vanilla extract

Method for cake

  • preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/160 degrees Celsius for fan/ Gas mark 4.
  • line a 12 hole muffin tray with cases
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the flours, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and orange zest
  • Whisk together the eggs and oil
  • Stir into the dry ingredients with the grated carrot.
  • Divide mixture between the cases and bake  fo 20-22 minutes until a skewer poked in comes out clean
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Method for Icing

  • Beat the butter until really soft
  • Beat in soft cheese, icing sugar and vanilla
  • Use a palette knife to swirl icing on top.
  • Sprinkle with crushed walnuts, orange sprinkles, or whatever you want!

I used this recipe times 2 to make two large cakes as Lil Man’s birthday cake too!

Cooked for a little longer, but here you are!

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Charli Mills
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 01:18:57

    OOOOHHHH! Lovely, Ritu! I like the use of sunflower oil, too!

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  2. Losing the Plot
    Mar 16, 2018 @ 20:02:07

    That looks fabulous!

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  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 16, 2018 @ 17:14:35

    Yum yum Yum! You are a baking supremo Ritu. Xxx

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  5. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 16, 2018 @ 17:14:35

    Yum yum Yum! You are a baking supremo Ritu. Xxx

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  6. Tiff
    Aug 31, 2017 @ 02:22:20

    Yumm! They look so pretty too! 😊

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  7. wonderseekersblog
    Aug 13, 2017 @ 09:53:18

    Looks amazing 🙀😍

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  8. blogsimplyt
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 15:06:21

    Nice! I must try this out 🙂

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  9. dearanonymousfriend
    Jul 04, 2017 @ 21:31:21

    look delicious! Now I want some!

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  10. Gayatri Sharma
    Jul 03, 2017 @ 08:05:22

    They look yum and so fun!

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  11. Megala
    Jul 03, 2017 @ 06:01:25

    Beautiful carrot cake! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. New Journey
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 21:06:33

    they look good…..one of my favorite cakes….just wanted to say hello..I am following you on Instagram….I am so impressed on how you are doing….I wish I liked eggs…your dishes looks so yummy….hope alls well for you and your family and your beautiful sweet kitty….Happy July…..kat

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  13. riffatwajidblogs
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 20:18:08

    Talented

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  14. Jim
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 19:58:34

    nom nom nom 🙂

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  16. Tony Burgess
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 19:16:34

    Carrot cake with some proper British tea sounds divine.

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  17. Ruth
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 19:03:50

    Yum – Having had one of these little carrot cakes at the Bloggers Bash I can highly recommend them – really moist and so delicately flavoured 🙂

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  18. Erika Kind
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 18:56:10

    Yummy, I love carrot cake. Both the Swiss and the English are big in that!

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  19. cornfedcontessa
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 18:52:37

    Looks yummy!

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  20. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 18:47:01

    Thank you for this recipe, Ritu. I have never seen wholemeal self raising flour in South Africa. If I can’t find any I will just add some baking powder to regular wholemeal flour.

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  21. NJ
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 18:09:26

    It looks yummy 🙂

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  22. hotmessmemoir
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 18:04:28

    Your blog is going to make me fat!!!

    Like

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  23. April Munday
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 17:53:06

    I love the little decorative carrots.

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  24. swo8
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 17:31:38

    We love carrot cake and yours looks so tasty, Ritu.
    Leslie

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  25. Rajiv
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 17:26:57

    Greedy girl

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  26. Judy E Martin
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 17:21:09

    Ohhhh lovely! 🙂

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  27. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 17:04:01

    Carrot cake is a huge hit here in our house! Yours sounds tasty and I’ll just bet everyone at the Bash, was in heaven!

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