Glazed Carrot Cupcakes
Recipe type: Cupcakes & Muffins
Cuisine: Baking
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Serves: 12
These delicious carrot cupcakes include a cinnamon and mixed spice, and are finished with a simple vanilla icing.
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) dark brown sugar
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) castor (superfine) sugar
  • 175 ml (3/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 225 g (2 cups) plain (all purpose) flour
  • ¾ teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 150 g grated carrots (approx 2 medium carrots)
  • Icing:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 250 g (2 cups) icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C (355 deg F).
  2. Beat the sugar and oil together and then add the eggs one at a time. Add the flour, bicarb, and salt. Mix. Fold in the grated carrot. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 16-18 minutes, Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Combine icing ingredients in a bowl and mix well until combined and smooth. Add more water if required to get the right consistency.
  4. Spread the cooled cupcakes with icing.
Recipe by A Spoonful of Sugar at