Thursday, 23 January 2014

CookBook: Carrot Cupcakes

So this week I have been back home again, which means I have a lovely nice kitchen to cook in! And as Nick has been driving me all over the place to help me with my Dissertation Research, as a thank you for being my chauffeur I decided to make him some yummy cupcakes - carrot ones!

As usual, I used to BBC Good Food Recipe, but I have improvised a little. This is because I have no idea what Brown Muscovado Sugar is (if anyone knows please comment below) and I couldn't find it in our local supermarket so decided it can't be much different to regular brown sugar...I hope. I also couldn't be bothered to mess about with two different types of self-raising flour. I'm rubbish at sticking to the original ingredients! So my list of ingredients looked a little more like this:

Cake Mix:
175g of Brown Sugar
200g Self Raising Flour
2 tsp Mixed Spice
Zest 1 Orange
2 Eggs
150ml Sunflower Oil
200g Grated Carrots

100g Butter, Softened
300g Soft Cheese
100g Icing Sugar, Sifted
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract

To Decorate:
Sugar Stars!

Surely this isn't too different to the original ingredients? I did actually follow the recipe as it says, mixing all the cake ingredients together and then baking these little beauties for 30 minutes (instead of the recommended 20-22. Perhaps this is because of my different ingredients?). The icing was simple to make and I just smoothed it on top with a knife.

So here they are - my 12 Carrot Cupcakes! They taste lush and I am actually quite impressed with my efforts, as it is my first attempt at baking anything exotic - my baking abilities don't go much further than the usual chocolate / victoria sponge! 


Have you done any wonderful bakes recently? Let me know in the comments box below, I love trying out new recipes in the kitchen!



  1. So amazing!!

    Would you like to follow eachother?

    1. Aww thank you! Just followed you - love your blog! X