If like us you like cake.. but you also like to have a little bit of crafty fun in the kitchen, then these little carrot cakes may just be up your street! It is so easy to decorate your favourite carrot cake recipe and make them that little bit more special. We share easy carrot cake/ carrot cupcake recipe here today, but of course you can use your own family carrot cake recipe if you wish!
We went to a Hobbycraft Spring show and were inspired to make these cute little Carrot sitting in a “pot of earth”. Adorable. I loved their plant pot silicon moulds.
We only share the carrote cake recipe here.. to see how to make the mini carrot decorations click here.
Carrot Cake Recipe & Ingredients:
- 175g dark brown sugar (replace with ordinary if you can’t get hold of any)
- 200g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tsp mixed spice
- zest 1 orange or some orange essence
- 2 eggs (be sure to blow out your eggs for egg decorating crafts!!)
- 150ml sunflower oil
- 200g carrots, grated
- Optional: 50g raisins (we left these out this time)
Preheat the oven to 160C (fan assisted) or 180C
Makes 12 “ordinary” cupcakes or 7-8 “large” cupcakes.
You will also need for the Carrots:
- Either Marizpan or Ready Roll Icing
- Food colouring (if your icing doesn’t come coloured)
- A little chocolate for “sticking”
- Deep set cupcake moulds
We used: Orange Ready Roll Icing & Green Ready Roll Icing (affiliate) which was SUPER EASY to use, as it was soft and moldable without being too sticky. Love it.
Carrot Cake Recipe How To
1) Those of you who know me, know that I am a lazy baker….. I literally put everything into my bowl and mix. Yep. That easy. It helps that I have a Kitchen aid I know!
2) Spoon into your silicon moulds – we used deep set ones, so that the cupcake looks a bit like a “plant pot” or earth mould! This is a sticky mixture, so silicon is great OR you can use cupcake cases, OR you have to grease your pan well. Hobbycraft has some ADORABLE “plant pot” silicon moulds to bake your cake in AND leave it in to serve (no fiddly getting it out).
3) Bake for approx 25min – do a prick test to see if the dough is cooked.
4) Let cool fully before carefully removing from the tray.
5) Then pop your marzipan or ready roll icing carrots on top (see here for a marzipan carrot “how to”).
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