This carrot cupcake recipe gives you soft, crunchy and utterly creamy, rustic vibe cupcakes without being overly sickly sweet. They would be the perfect little sweet treat addition to a shabby chic styled wedding. They’re not super fancy, they simply look cute and taste great! The cream stays so soft it melts in your mouth and the cake has such a homely taste to it. It’s certainly a favourite in our house!
150g Plain Flour | 150g Castor Sugar | 100g Shelled and Chopped Walnuts | 250g Coarsely Chopped Carrots | 150ml Vegitable Oil | 2 Eggs Beaten | 1tsp Bicarbonate | Half vanilla Pod or 1tsp Vanilla extract | 1tsp Cinnamon
50g Butter | 75g Full Fat Cream Cheese, Half Vanilla Pod or 1tsp of Vanilla Essence | 100g Icing Sugar
Preheat oven to 170˚ Place some cupcake liners in a cupcake tin or silicone molds. This keeps everything nice and neat and prevents your cupcakes from baking in to all kinds of different shapes
Sift the flour bicarbonate, and cinnamon in to a mixing bowl, add the castor sugar, walnuts and carrots and give it a good mix
Pour in the vegitable oil and the eggs and the vanilla seeds (half vanilla pod) or 1tsp of vanilla essence
Pour in to the cupcake liners. You can go ahead and fill them close to the top leaving about 1cm as they're not going to rise much. Pop them in the oven and let them bake for 20mins. I like to check them with a wooden chopstick before I take them out. Just stick the chopstick in through the middle and check there's no dough sticking to it when you pull it out. If not, they're done and you can leave them to completely cool
Beat the butter really well until fluffy and add your vanilla seeds (half a vanilla pod) or vanilla essence. Bear in mind that the vanilla seeds are black and they will leave black specs in your frosting. Sometimes I love using pods but I sometimes use essence to avoid this. mix in icing sugar and pop it all in the fridge so that it's a bit easier to spread on your completely cooled cupcakes.
I hope you enjoy your cupcakes! If you have any ideas for great tasting cupcakes or cakes for weddings, let me know and I might just whip them up!