Carrot Cake Cupcakes
22minutes cooking time
- 175g brown muscovado sugar
- 100g wholemeal self-raising flour
- 100g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tsp mixed spice
- Zest 1 orange
- 2 eggs
- 150ml sunflower oil
- 200g carrots‚ grated
- Orange coloured sprinkles (to decorate)
- Spiced cream cheese
- 85g cream cheese, softened
- 75g butter, softened
- 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 480g icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cases.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, flours, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and orange zest.
- Whisk together the eggs and oil, then stir into the dry ingredients with the grated carrot.
- Divide the mixture between cases and bake for 20-22 mins until a skewer poked in comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack before icing.
- In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and allspice together.
- Gradually mix in the icing sugar, vanilla and milk until the mixture is spreadable.
- Spread or pipe on your cakes.
So simple, and the kids LOVE it!
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