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Carrot cupcakes with honey orange cream cheese frosting
There are so many recipes for carrot cake around that I'd say, if you have a favorite one, try it in cupcake cases. This is my favorite - one of those recipes on a scrappy bit of paper tucked into my collection. I like the fact that the frosting contains no sugar, being sweetened with honey. One thing I would suggest - use only proper cream cheese - sometimes sold as curd cheese. I've never had much success with the white soft cheese sold in supermarkets everywhere. It's too runny.

* Makes about 10

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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180'C/350'F/Gas mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake cases. Mix the sugar and oil in a large bowl. Add the eggs and mix well. Sift in the dry ingredients, and beat everything together until really well combined. Next add the grated carrots and stir through well.

  • Step 2

    Place spoonfuls of mixture in the prepared cases, and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Watch these like a hawk, as they have a tendency to burn. If the tops are getting a bit dark and it looks like the innards are still raw, cover with greaseproof paper or baking parchment, and cook a little longer. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  • Step 3

    While they are cooling, make the frosting. Put the cream cheese in a bowl, and beat until softened. Stir in the honey and orange zest. Give it a taste to make sure it is sweet enough. Add a bit more honey if you want. When the cakes are cold, spread the frosting over the top and decorate at will.

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Cassandra
Cassandra · 1 project
How much flour??
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Cat
Cat · Dover, Delaware, US · 20 projects
I use free range eggs too =] This looks delicious! I may have to make it for an upcoming baby shower =]
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Vicky
Vicky · Colchester, England, GB · 55 projects
Cool, I adore making carrot cake but I never thought of making mini ones Happy Will have to try this next time we have a party.
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Sarah
Sarah · Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
awesome
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
They look delicious!

I like the fact that you use honey to sweeten the frosting and will keep this recipe in mind the next time I make carrot cake.

Thanks for sharing it with us!
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