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Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing

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Serves 18
Serves 18

About the bake

Try these delicious carrot cake cupcakes with a gorgeous cream cheese icing.

If cream cheese is your thing, try our our delicious chocolate cake with cream cheese filling!

16 ingredients6 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 170°c (325°f, gas mark 3). Mix together the sugar, eggs and oil until fully incorporated.

    2. Step 2

      In a separate bowl mix flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt together until evenly dispersed.

    3. Step 3

      Gradually add this to the wet mixture along with the vanilla extract. Beat together until well mixed. Stir in the grated carrots and walnuts.

    4. Step 4

      Fill each cupcake case 2/3’s full and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Once cooked thoroughly, leave to cool.

    5. Step 5

      To prepare the icing, beat the icing sugar and butter together on a medium speed until well mixed.

    6. Step 6

      Add all of the cream cheese and beat for 5 minutes or until you reached the desired consistency, add food colouring if using.  Fill a piping bag and decorate each cupcake.


      • 300gBillington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar 
      • 3Egg(s) (free range) (medium) 
      • 300mlSunflower oil 
      • 300gAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 1 tspBicarbonate of soda 
      • 1 tspBaking powder 
      • 1 tspCinnamon 
      • 0.5 tspGinger (ground) 
      • 0.5 tspSalt 
      • 0.25 tspNielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract 
      • 300gCarrot(s) (grated) 
      • 100gWalnuts (shelled and chopped) 
    • For the cream cheese icing

      • 450gBillington's golden icing sugar 
      • 75gButter (unsalted) 
      • 185gCream cheese 
      • Orange food colouring 

    7 Baker Ratings

    Quick and tasty recipe, I added some orange juice and sultanas. Also made gluten free by swapping flour with a gluten free plain and added 1/4tsp xanthan gum

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    Foolproof recipe but we double up the spices to make them pop. Just follow the steps to amazing cupcakes.

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