Friday, 16 April 2010

Recipe of The Week - Carrot Cupcakes

Still reeling from the yummy Gajar Ka Halwa on Vaisakhi yet craving cupcakes after my last blog, today's recipe is for carrot cupcakes! Need I say more...?

225g Butter
225g Light Brown Caster Sugar
225g Self Raising Flour (use wholemeal if you prefer)
4 Eggs
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
100g Chopped Walnuts
150g Grated Carrot
2 tblsp Sultanas (optional)
200g Cream Cheese
200g Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • Pre heat the oven to gas mark 4 and line 18 muffin cases
  • Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating in well
  • Fold in the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts, carrots and sultanas
  • Spoon the cake batter into the muffin cases so that each one is 3/4 full and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until a skewer inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean
  • Allow to cool in the trays for 5 minutes and then remove to cool completely on a wire rack
  • For the icing beat the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla extract together until smooth and creamy
  • When the cupcakes are cool generously spread the icing on top and garnish with more chopped walnuts or some grated carrot.

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