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Carrot Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting



18 portion(s)

Cake Batter

  • 150 g carrots, Cut into pieces
  • 155 g sunflower or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 225 g plain flour, Sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon Bi-Carb Soda (Baking Soda)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 small orange, Zested
  • 1 lemon, Zested
  • 175 g low fat natural yoghurt
  • 100 g brown sugar


  • 125 g cream cheese, Softened
  • 250 g Icing sugar mixture
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon lime juice, To Taste
  • 1 lime, Zested
  • 6
    1h 5min
    Preparation 40min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Cake Batter
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

    2. Place carrot into mixing bowl and insert MC. Mix 4 Sec / Speed 6. Transfer carrot to separate bowl. No need to clean mixing bowl.

    3. Add sugar, oil, eggs, flour, Bi-carb soda, cinnamon and salt to mixing bowl. Mix 5 Sec / Speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl.

    4. Add carrot, orange zest, lemon zest and yoghurt to mixing bowl. Mix 10 Sec /  / Speed 5.

    5. Divide mixture evenly amongst 18 patty pans and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through when tested with a skewer.

    6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  2. Icing
  3. 1. Add all Icing Ingredients to mixing bowl and mix 15 Sec / Speed 5.

    2. Pipe or spread icing onto cooled cupcakes and serve.


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1. If not a fan of lime substitute this for the juice of the lemon used for the cake batter.

2. These produce a light fluffy cake that rises quite alot during baking.

3. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts or pecans after icing or add them to the cake batter for a bit of crunch if desired.

4. You could make 12 larger cakes in a texas muffin pan if desired. Adjust baking times to suit.

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  • Cupcakes were ok...mine didn't turn out as dark as...

    Submitted by philjoy on 3. September 2018 - 09:07.

    Cupcakes were ok...mine didn't turn out as dark as yours but that could be the brown sugar I used. The icing was very soft and didn't pipe nicely. Probably won't be using this recipe againSad

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