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From Garden to Goodness: Carrot Cupcakes with a Lemon Twist That’ll Make You Crave More!

Carrot cupcakes are a delightful dessert that combines the flavors of moist, spiced cake with the subtle sweetness of fresh carrots. These cupcakes are a popular choice for parties and celebrations, and even as a sweet treat for an afternoon snack. They are easy to make and can be customized with a variety of toppings and frostings to suit any taste.

Carrots are the main ingredient in carrot cupcakes, and they provide a range of health benefits. They are rich in fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and other essential nutrients. The fiber in carrots can help regulate digestion, while the antioxidants in vitamin A can help protect against disease. Additionally, carrots are low in calories, making them a great choice for those who are watching their weight. With all of these benefits, carrot cupcakes are a delicious and nutritious dessert that you can feel good about serving to your family and friends.

A Perfect Pair, Scrumptious Carrot Cupcakes with a Citrus Surprise
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Carrot Cupcakes

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
  • Method: Easy

Description

Savor the wholesome goodness and sweetness. Bite into Bliss and enjoy these Carrot Cupcakes with a Lemon Twist.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 4 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup mixed walnuts & pecan nuts
  • 1/2 cup dates or sultanas

Lemon Glaze Icing

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 lemon zest

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Beat together the oil, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla essence.
  2. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice, and ginger powder.
  3. Mix well and then fold in the grated carrots, lemon zest, mixed walnuts & pecan nuts, and dates finely chopped / sultanas.
  4. Separate the mixture into 24 cupcake cups.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/250F for +-20 mins or until the toothpick comes out clean when the cake is pierced.
  6. Ice once completely cool.

Lemon Glaze Icing

  1. Use just enough freshly squeezed lemon juice to make a thick glaze.
  2. Beat all of the above ingredients together until thick & smooth.
  3. Ice cupcakes and decorate as desired. Enjoy


Notes

Prepared, tried, and tested by Irene from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 283
  • Sugar: 23.4 g
  • Sodium: 231.4 mg
  • Fat: 16.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

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Wholesome Carrot Cupcakes with a Tangy Lemon Twist, A Treat to Savor

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