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carrot cake cupcake recipe

Carrot Cake Recipe

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


Carrot Cake Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 250 g sugar
  • 175 ml vegetable oil or sunflower oil
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 325 g grated carrot

Lemon Icing Ingredients

  • 225 g softened butter
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 150c. Prepare a muffin tin and cup cake cases.
  2. Mix the oil, sugar and eggs in a large bowl or electric mixer until totally combined.
  3. Sift flour, bicarbonate soda, baking powder and mixed spice in a bowl. Then gently mix into step 2.
  4. Fill the cup cake cases until they are 80% full and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Sift icing sugar first before you mix with butter and lemon juice in a electric mixer and beat until light and creamy.
  6. After the cake has cooled down pipe the icing on top of the cake.