Saturday, 19 July 2014

carrot cupcakes.



The weather isn't looking too peachy this weekend, so why not stay indoors and bake these scrummy carrot cupcakes? Read on for the recipe, as well as links to other cakes if carrot doesn't tickle your fancy!



INGREDIENTS:
150g butter, melted
150g soft light brown sugar
3 eggs
200g self raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp grated nutmeg
zest of 1 orange
200g carrots, peeled and grated
100g pecans, toasted and roughly chopped, plus extra to decorate

For the icing:
150g full-fat cream cheese
50g light brown soft sugar
zest of ½ lemon and a squeeze of juice


Preheat oven to 160ºC and line your cupcake tin with cases.
Pour melted butter, sugar & eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until the mixture has almost doubled in volume.
Sift the flour, bicarb, salt & spices into the mixture, and very gently fold in.
Fold in the remaining ingredients. 
Divide between cupcake cases - should fill 12 large cupcake/muffin cases.
Bake until a skewer comes out clean - about 20-25minutes.
While the cakes cool on a wire rack, beat icing ingredients together & refridgerate.
When the cakes are cool, ice generously & place a pecan on top.

(Recipe adapted slightly from this one.)


If you're not a fan of carrot cake, check out my other cake recipes - I've baked a delicious lemon & raspberry drizzle lately, as well as English rose cupcakes!








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24 comments

  1. Oh man, I did not know how much I was craving carrot cake until I saw these. ♥

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  2. Wow, these look delicious! I love carrot cake and pecans, so I really must give these a go soon!!
    Emma xo Wallflower Wardrobe

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  3. Oh my, these look delicious Lyzi x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. These look so delicious! Thanks for the recipe! x

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  5. The weather where I am..is sweltering...I feel like I'm melting like a candle!! These look gorgeous by the way...and healthy!
    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. The cupcakes look delightful!

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  7. I love carrot cake so I've always wanted to make something similar to this but the thought of grating so many carrots puts me off a bit!

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. There were only two carrots in this recipe :) doesn't take long at all! x

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  8. Yum! I love carrot cake so much and don't get to eat it nearly often enough. I love the pecan decoration on top of these cupcakes. Delicious and cute!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  9. Ah I can eat carrot cake all day long!
    Sophie
    X

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  10. Oh how good do these sound, seriously got to make these, Thanks for sharing

    Laura x

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  11. ahhh carrot cake is the best! actually any cake is the BEST!! haha

    i love baking cupcakes it's so much fun!!

    bet these tasted amazing!!

    Love Shani xo
    Co-founder at Style Honey
    www.stylehoney.com

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  12. these look so good!

    http://roseandvintage.blogspot.com/

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  13. Mega yums!
    You always make such lovely goodies :)
    xox

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  14. I think I love you for sharing this recipe. Carrot cakes are my favourite!!! Yummy!!1 :o) x

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  15. My Dad absolutely loves carrot cake and pecans so these would be the perfect homemade gift for a birthday! I will definitely be adding this as well as the lemon and raspberry drizzle cake (which looks amazing!!) to my bookmarks for future reference! Thank you for sharing :)

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  16. So yummy! you make me want to try new recipe! I'l gonna make the carrot cake that my mum use to make when I was a child! thanks for the inspiration! =^_^=

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  17. These look delicious, I have never tried carrot cake so may start with this recipe!

    Maria xxx

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  18. Oh, I have only once tried to make a carrot cake. It didn't work at all and I have no idea why. I feel as though maybe it's time to give the carrot cakey goodness another go.

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  19. I like carrot cakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe :9
    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  20. These look so amazing! I think I may have to treat my office co-workers to these next week :) Loooove carrot cake.

    Jo xx
    She Wears Burgundy

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