Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes

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With spring just around the corner, Mother’s day and Easter are fast approaching. The poor Easter bunnies ( mummy’s ) are going to be worn out with all the hopping around. So what better way to thank your bunny… I mean mummy for all her hard work and effort than with these cute carrot cupcakes. They will fuel her day for even more Easter egg hunting! πŸ‡
This recipe will make a baker’s dozen cupcakes (13).
Ingredients :
150g (6oz) Trex

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150g (6oz) Caster sugar
3 eggs
1 lime
200g (7oz) self raising flour
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp salt
225g (8oz) grated carrot
Frosting
50g (2oz) butter
100g (4oz) icing sugar
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Method:
1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius/fan oven 150 degrees celsius/gas mark 3. Put your paper cases in the tin.
2. Put the Trex, sugar, eggs and 1/2 the lime juice into a large mixing bowl. You can mix this by hand but I used my machine. (Makes no difference only in time) mix together for 1 minute then put in the flour, salt and mixed spice and beat together until smooth and creamy takes about 2 mins by hand and just less than a min in a mixer.
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3. Add the grated carrot with the other half of the lime juice, fold into the mixture. Transfer the mix to the prepared bun cases using a metal spoon. Fill to almost the top and level off.
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4. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then take out and leave to completely cool.
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5. To make the frosting , beat the butter, icing sugar and ground ginger together until light and smooth . Spread or pipe onto the top of each cupcake. You can now get even more creative by carving some shapes out of carrot for decoration if you like.
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Now all that’s left to do is hop on over to the kettle and make a nice cup of tea for you & your mother 🍡+🍰=☺

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